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Issue Nine | February 2011 | £3.95

Chris Walton MSc

Chris Walton MSc

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- what our subconscious may be getting up to whilst we Joan Parisi Wilcox explains HeartMath
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HeartMath and why it can help wellbeing Arielle Essex using the NLP approach with love David
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Welcome to another issue of

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magazine!

Happy St Valentine’s day

Happy St Valentine’s day

issue of Quantum Health magazine! Happy St Valentine’s day This issue is capitalising on the flavour
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This issue is capitalising on the flavour of the month; love! And we all can’t get enough of it.

Joan Parisi Wilcox has written a fascinating insight into of the science behind HeartMath, which illustrates how the heart does far more than is generally understood. It is a fascinating read and will really help us to focus on helping to get our HRV where it should be, thus improve wellbeing. Another article along the lines of love is from NLP practitioner and author Arielle Essex who explains our preconceived ideas of love, expectations, high and lows, and offers clear advice on how we can recognise the fundamental emotions that drive us forward to the state where we can readily receive love.

David Lawrence Preston has a wonderful article on love, all aspects of love, and what it is we are looking for in our quest. It is a humourous piece and hugely enlightening.

In Thornton Streeter’s regular column, he has included some astonishing examples of how, using a GDV device, love can be a tangible energy, and shown on a screen where the exchange can easily be observed.

On a lighter note we have some fun gift reviews which include items that are not what we

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would necessarily immediately think of for a St Valentine’s day gift. And for the first time in Quantum Health magazine, we have included some recipes courtesy of the Vegetarian Society, all with love in mind.

The lead article this month is a brilliant piece penned for us by Chris Walton, MSc, author of Incredible You: Unleashing the Power of Your Beliefs and Intentions to Achieve an Extraordinary Life. He tells us why it is that, on only the second month into the New Year, many of us have a problem in following through with our New Year’s resolutions. This is an eloquent explanation as to how the subconscious and conscious can, at times, be in conflict when a new idea or thought needs to be changed. It explains a lot, and I for one will be looking at some repeating patterns in my life and asking my subconscious what it’s playing at!

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There is so much more than I have space to mention in this issue, and I hope you enjoy to content and find it enlightening. If you would like to have your say on any of the articles, please email me at trina@quantumhealthmagazine.com and I’ll be happy to pass on your comments.

Happy St Valentine’s day!

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t u m H E A L T H Issue 9 February 2011 Contributors Harry Massey
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Harry Massey Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NES Health

Harry Massey Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NES Health

Rupert Sheldrake Biologist and author of scientific papers and books

David Hamilton

Biological and

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Arielle Essex Healer, coach and trainer

Peter Fraser Chief Scientific Officer, NES Health

Peter Fraser Chief Scientific Officer, NES Health Jack Brockway Joan Parisi Wilcox Dr Thornton Streeter
Peter Fraser Chief Scientific Officer, NES Health Jack Brockway Joan Parisi Wilcox Dr Thornton Streeter
Peter Fraser Chief Scientific Officer, NES Health Jack Brockway Joan Parisi Wilcox Dr Thornton Streeter
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Jason Siczkowycz Functional diagnostics and natural medicine Yuliya Cohen Trained energy healer and researcher
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Making Life Resolutions

By Chris Walton, MSc

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Most of us start off the New Year full of good intentions and with the motivation to do something, be something, or have something more than the year before. We get excited that this year is going to be one where we really do it—earn more money, improve our relationships, lose weight, change our careers, and improve our lives. We feel good because we are thinking positively, and so away we go, full of gusto. Then, more often than not, a month or two later we lose enthusiasm, lower the target, or forget about our good intentions altogether. We even come up with good reasons and logical justifications for why we couldn’t or didn’t continue with our resolutions.

why we couldn’t or didn’t continue with our resolutions. Sound familiar? Ever been there? This scenario

Sound familiar? Ever been there?

This scenario is so common that we often don’t look deeper into why resolutions are not only for making, but for breaking! There are good reasons, but they have little to do with lack of willpower or self-indulgence. They have to do with your subconscious belief systems. So, it’s time to stop beating yourself up over failing to see your good intentions through and to find out how you can change that dynamic.

Take a look at the illustration below, called the

Iceberg model, taken from my book Incredible You: Unleashing the Power of Your Beliefs and Intentions to Achieve an Extraordinary Life.

As you can see, everything we do—and everything we are—is based at the deepest levels on information and energy fields that control our perceptions, which in turn power our beliefs and emotions, which then shape our thoughts, which then dictate our behaviours. Let’s examine this cycle in more detail.

You Are What You Believe

You may think you know what you believe, but the fact is that most of us are driven by behaviours based on beliefs that we may not ever have examined, let alone agreed to hold. The iceberg model provides a simple metaphor that reveals how beliefs influence our emotions and motivate our actions. As you know, an iceberg is approximately 90 percent unseen, submerged underwater, so we see only the tip of it. We can’t really know how big it is or what it looks like. That iceberg is very much like beliefs—very few of them are conscious (above the waterline of our knowing). Most beliefs remain hidden from us, submerged deep in our subconscious minds. Yet, they influence just about every aspect of our lives. So what exactly is a belief, and why are our beliefs so powerful?

A belief is a thought, or a

collection of thoughts, that

is taken as truth and that

determines your perceptions

of the world. Beliefs influence,

and even dictate, the choices you make, the relationships you have, the creations you manifest, the behaviours you demonstrate, and ultimately the life that you live.

Almost all of our beliefs are ones we hold from past experiences, with most of them having been formed in childhood, when we learned about the world and formed our perceptions

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of it based largely on our family’s beliefs, and those of the authority figures in our lives, our social and cultural environment, the media, religion, education, and so on. As Albert Einstein once said, ‘common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen’. We inherit so many of our beliefs at such a deeply subconscious level that they still control our choices and actions today, even when the choices and actions of yesterday are making our current life miserable.

Most of us rarely conduct a mental or emotional inventory of our beliefs over the course of our lifetime; we simply stick with those we have already formed—even if they are no longer working for us. Simply check the condition of your life—if it is not the life you desire, then that is a good indicator that your subconscious beliefs are in conflict with your conscious desires, preferences and intentions. The fact is that most of us are in a situation in our adulthood where many of our current beliefs are out of date and need revising.

Yet, it is important to keep some perspective here. Note the words I used in the last sentence of the previous paragraph: our ‘beliefs are out of date’. They are not necessarily good or bad. They are just old. They no longer assist your growth and satisfaction in your present reality. The change is not to replace a bad belief with a good one. It’s to replace an outdated one with an updated one. Since the time when you formed your beliefs early in life, you have changed, the world has changed, and your circumstances in the world have changed. Because your beliefs filter your world, and thus control your potential, the first place you need to go to change your life is to your subconscious mind, where these belief systems are encoded.

Beliefs Determine Your Thoughts

Beliefs are not only abstract things that have an impact on you psychologically. They exist in the form of thought patterns in your physical being. But they are not your thoughts. They are the substance and structure of your thoughts. Beliefs and thoughts are very real electrochemical

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signals that are broadcast throughout your body. They affect every aspect of your being, from your ‘happiness factor’ to the strength of your immune system, from your outlook on life to the cascade of neurochemicals, hormones, enzymes and overall body chemistry. So beliefs as thoughts affect not only your psychology, but your physiology. As cellular biologist Dr Bruce Lipton tells us, ‘The beliefs that we hold in our mind create the biology and behaviour of our lives’. Thoughts truly are things, and beliefs shape the content of your thoughts.

To really change your life, you don’t have to change your thoughts; you have to change your deep-down belief systems. And it is this notion of ‘deep down’ beliefs that gives us a clue as to why the effects of willpower and positive thinking can be so short lived and ineffective when it comes to making life changes and achieving our goals. When there is a conflict between thoughts, the strongest held belief that is creating those thoughts will almost always win over the long term. That’s why positive affirmations and the “law of attraction” so often don’t work for people. Once you get your subconscious mind integrated with your conscious intentions, however, everything can change!

The Subconscious Mind Rules

The majority of your beliefs are stored in your subconscious mind, which has a different function than your conscious mind. Your conscious mind is the thinking part that is associated with your personal identity. It is involved in logic, reasoning, positive thinking, decision making, and is the place from which you direct your free will. It is associated with your ego, a term described in various ways by different schools of psychology, but that you can generally understand as the ‘you’ you think you are and that you show the world on a consistent basis, day to day. Your other mind is the subconscious, which also is described variously by different schools of psychology, but is generally known to be the place of your programmed and learned actions, responses and behaviours. Whereas consciously you may feel and think that you are in charge of the quality, condition and direction

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of your life, the truth is that at a subconscious level you may be simply living out patterns and programmes that you learned from others during your childhood and over the course of your life so far. Most of us joke about how the more things change, the more they stay the same. But that is generally true in terms of the subconscious. You can change your conscious mind, but until you also convince your subconscious to also change its mind in the same way, it will eventually dominate. That’s why we all know people who keep making the same ‘mistakes’ over and over, such as repeatedly choosing the same unsuitable romantic partners or continually getting into trouble with authority. A belief pattern is a programme that your subconscious mind runs. And like a computer, until you reprogramme it with new ‘operating instructions,’ it will continually output the same data in the same way, no matter how much the external circumstances have changed.

no matter how much the external circumstances have changed. In fact, a computer is a good

In fact, a computer is a good analogy for most things about the conscious and subconscious minds, especially in showing why the subconscious mind dominates. For instance, the conscious and subconscious minds can be likened to information processors, each being able to process a certain amount of energy and information. Think of each as having a certain bandwidth of processing power that can be measured in bits per second. Research has shown that the conscious mind processes approximately 40 bits of information per second. In contrast, the processing power of the subconscious mind is a whopping 40 million bits of information per second! The subconscious mind is one million times more powerful in processing information than the conscious mind. Now here’s the real kicker: What percentage of your day-to-day thoughts, feelings and actions are coming from your conscious choices, as compared to those that are coming from learned programmes and behaviours in your subconscious mind? Astonishingly, only about 5 percent of your actions, thoughts and feelings each day are arising from your conscious, logical, reasoning mind. The other 95 percent are governed by learned programmes in your subconscious mind.

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Almost everything that you think and do in life is driven from a level of mind you are not aware of!

Now all of a sudden it’s easy to see why those New Year’s resolutions fall by the way side. If you have a conscious goal, let’s say to lose some weight and improve your level of fitness, and yet at a subconscious level you hold beliefs that exercise is hard work and excess weight is a protection from emotional intimacy, which ‘you’ do you think is going to win this conflict—your conscious mind with a 40-bit processor operating at a dominant level to affect behaviour about 5 percent of the day or your subconscious mind with its 40-million-bit processor that takes control for a minimum of 95 percent of the day?

Now, I don’t want you to misunderstand the

subconscious mind. It is not your enemy! In fact, many of our subconscious belief systems and rote programmes are essential to our well-being. We cannot think consciously about more than

a couple of things at the same time, yet our

subconscious mind is continually processing vast amounts of input that keeps us safe and sane. As a mundane example, you don’t think too much about how to cross the street against traffic, and that’s because your subconscious

is keeping track of enormous amounts of

input to help you do that safely. In an ideal world, everyone would be aware of all their behaviours, emotions, and thoughts; however, in the fast-paced modern world, this is simply an impossibility. Our two minds (conscious and subconscious) are capable of processing incredible amounts of information, most that we don’t need on a moment-to-moment basis. We have to screen out some of these streams of information so as not to be overwhelmed. So what we need to focus on in the present remains conscious to us, and what we don’t need right

away is filed away in the subconscious.

Another difficulty we face is that although our conscious mind can be incredibly creative, it can also be incredibly demanding and busy. It flits from one thought to another very quickly, and that can be a recipe for inefficiency, diversion and the many excuses that keep us from living up to our potential and realising our goals. In addition,

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habituation is a problem. Most of us grow comfortable with the people we see and the experiences we have on a regular basis, and so our interactions become rote. As the behaviours and emotional responses of the people around us become familiar and predictable, so do ours. We and they are mostly running our belief programmes, and so acting unconsciously. This familiarity and habituation can make for a comfortable existence without too many surprises to ‘upset the applecart’ of our lives. But it can also mean that our marriage, friendships, work

relations and other kinds of relationships suffer from neglect and boredom. It can mean we keep doing the same thing over and over, despite our good intentions to do otherwise. This is why

it is important to understand that despite the

vast amount of information the subconscious mind can process, our subconscious is fairly straightforward—it is mainly a stimulus and response system. What is programmed in is what comes out.

Have you ever had an experience where someone ‘pushed your buttons’? When someone said something to you that created an autopilot emotional reaction? The trigger is not really what that person said—that is just information. The trigger is usually how you perceive what that person said, coupled with the way you read the signals from that person’s tone, body

language and facial expressions. Those intangibles stir subconscious memories within you and activate those past programmes you are running automatically. It is from those subconscious memories that your actions and responses arise, which are usually emotional ones. Remember, we are running our subconscious programmes

a minimum of 95 percent of the time! In effect

we are robots, prisoners of our personal beliefs and conditioning, and for the most part we don’t even realise it. There is no freedom until we make the choice to break free from our outdated belief patterns and remake them with ones that better serve who we are now and how we want our lives to look now.

How do you make such a shift? There are many ways. I don’t mean to tease you in this article, arguing for the necessity of integrating your

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subconscious and conscious belief systems and then not offering the pay-off with techniques for doing so. However, the techniques are many and varied, and its takes some training and guidance to use them properly. The point of this article, really, is to help you wake up to the real reason why you may not now be living the life you dream about or achieving your full potential. With this knowledge, you can find the most effective tools to help you reprogramme outdated beliefs. My book Incredible You details the belief-change technique that I teach and use with individuals and groups in public and private trainings, and in the corporate world. Using these techniques, you can reveal outdated and self-sabotaging subconscious beliefs in seconds, and then reprogramme with updated and self-empowering ones in minutes. But you can also use other systems, such as neurolinguistic programming, energy psychology, hypnosis, and others. Just be sure that whatever avenue of change you explore, the skills you learn and the insights you gain are ones that help you;

uncover your subconscious belief systems to see which ones are self-sabotaging and out of date,

reprogramme them with more nurturing and empowering belief systems

help you more fully integrate your subconscious and conscious patterns and programmes. If you do, you will not only be able to keep your New Year’s resolutions, but you will be able to celebrate the achievement of all of your most cherished life resolutions.

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Chris Walton, MSc, is an author, sought-after keynote speaker, and internationally recognised performance psychologist specialising in change performance. From his base in London, he travels around the world training and coaching world- class athletes and other sports figures to achieve mind–body optimal performance, runs public personal development seminars using his belief-change techniques, and conducts corporate organisational training and coaching programmes on high-performance mindsets.

His websites are www.ChrisWaltonUK.com and www.IncredibleYou.org.

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Photo Finish for the Flu?

A L T H Issue 9 February 2011 Photo Finish for the Flu? We all know

We all know that if we want to stay healthy we should avoid sick people, right? After all, who wants to pick up their germs and risk getting the flu or a cold themselves? Well, conventional wisdom is being turned (slightly) on its head by research conducted by psychologists at the University of British Colombia (Discover, December 2010). They found that people who observed sick people experienced a boost in the levels of microbe-fighting chemicals in their immune system. That’s right! Just looking at sick people can activate your immune system in much the same way it is activated by actually being exposed to the illness-causing microbes.

Does that mean when that Suzy or John get sick you should pull up a chair and stare him or her down? Not quite. The real stunner conclusion of this study is that simply looking at pictures of ill people, or even of the evidence of sickness as in a photo of a lesion, is enough to induce the same immune-boosting response.

We’re in the middle of the annual flu season, so to keep the fever, sore throat and sneezing at bay, in addition to doing whatever you normally do to stay healthy—from taking echinacea to having a flu shot—you might want to take a few minutes each day to look at pictures of people who are already sniffling and sneezing. It can’t hurt, and it just might help.

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Vitamin C the Natural Way

During the winter months, when flu and other illnesses run rampant, many of us take vitamin C supplements or otherwise increase our intake of this vitamin. However, our bodies don’t store vitamin C, so we should eat foods rich in this vitamin throughout the year, and not just during the winter months. Vitamin C provides many benefits, such as boosting our immune system, especially against microbes and viruses; helping protect us from cancer; enhancing cardiovascular health, nourishing our skin and perhaps even preventing wrinkling, boosting eye health, reducing stroke risk, and more. The recommended daily intake (USDA) is 60 mg a day. That’s easy to get in your diet. However, if you want to increase your intake during flu season or during high-stress times of your life, you can easily choose foods rather than supplements as a way to do so. Be aware that if you take vitamin C supplements, too, you may experience side effects from getting too much vitamin C. Taking it in excess usually does not cause serious problems, but reports of symptoms include gastrointestinal problems and stomach cramping, flatulence, diarrhea, and, in some rare instances, kidney stones.

Because food is the best medicine, here are some choices for getting vitamin C the natural way. The list of foods that contain significant amounts of vitamin C is long and deliciously nutritious. Our list starts with choices that have among the highest vitamin C content per a 100- gram serving , and works down to food that have less vitamin C, although still more than other food choices.

For a food with one of the highest levels of vitamin C, choose red or green chili peppers. Hot green chilis pack an impressive 242.5 mg of vitamin C per 100 gram serving. That’s about two and a half whole chili peppers or one cup chopped. Hot red chili peppers have about half the vitamin C as the green variety, but are still

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up there among the top choices for vitamin C-rich foods.

Guavas provide almost as much vitamin C per serving as hot chili peppers, although the amount can vary by variety.

Dip into your hummus with pepper slices. Yellow peppers provide the most vitamin C wallop per serving of pepper varieties, followed by red peppers and then green.

Spice up your dishes with vitamin C-packed

herbs. Thyme and parsley are rich in vitamin

C and add scrumptious flavor to most soups,

stews and stir-fries. Basil adds an additional dash of C.

Curly kale, especially when eaten raw, is high

in vitamin C, as are other varieties of kale.

Mustard greens and garden cress are also high in C. A good rule of thumb for increasing your vitamin C intake is to think “dark, leafy greens.” Plus, they are packed with other vitamins and minerals, too.

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are veggies of choice to add vitamin C to your diet. Cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, and celery are also good choices.

Kiwis are at the top the fruit list, along with guava, when it comes to vitamin C. (In some countries, this fruit is called Chinese Gooseberry.) Papayas are a good choice, along with the standards of oranges and tangerines. Strawberries also make the list of vitamin C-rich fruits, as do limes, cantaloupe, grapefruit and raspberries.

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Generally nuts and seeds don’t have much vitamin C; however walnuts, which provide a cornucopia of essential vitamins and minerals, are one of the few types of nuts that have some vitamin C. Coconut does, too.

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Kids on Caffeine

The website WebMD reported in December 2010 that studies show kids are getting too much caffeine, and it may be affecting their health. They report that “children aged 5 to 7 took in about 52 milligrams of caffeine per day, and children aged 8 to 12 had about 109 milligrams, the equivalent of nearly three 12- ounce cans of soda per day. That’s much higher than the amount of caffeine linked to effects in adults.”

than the amount of caffeine linked to effects in adults.” Hospiatl for Children in Boston, MA,

Hospiatl for Children in Boston, MA, who said that the amount of caffeine children (in the US) are consuming is “shocking, staggering, and disturbing.”

You can read the full report at http://www.

webmd.com/parenting/news/20101215/kids-

sweet-on-caffeine-mainly-soda

sweet-on-caffeine-mainly-soda That level of caffeine intake not only affected their sleep,

That level of caffeine intake not only affected their sleep, but may be affecting long-term health, such as a tendency toward obesity, high blood pressure, and behavior disorders. Most of the studies on caffeine and health have been done on adults, so researchers have little reliable data on how high caffeine intake affects children’s well-being over the long run. Generally, however, most physicians and researchers who were polled agreed with Dr. Avrun Traum, a pediatric nephrologist at MassGeneral

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Back to the Future - Again

For those who of us who trust our own “anomalous” experiences and take the time to search the literature, especially papers produced by parapsychologists, the evidence that we can perceive future events is nothing new or startling. But the admission of such an ability is big news for conventional science—and a new claim to have produced solid experimental evidence for our ability to see the future is about

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to be published by a respected, mainstream peer-reviewed journal. Social psychologist Daniel Bern, emeritus professor of psychology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is the scientist whose work is causing the uproar. (New Scientist magazine reports on both Bern’s work and the controversy surrounding it in its November 20-26, 2010 and December 18-24, 2010 issues.)

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Precognition—the ability to perceive future events—has mostly been dismissed by mainstream scientists, even though careful researchers, such as Dr. Dean Radin, of the Noetic Sciences Institute in California, have amassed extensive evidence for its reality. What Bern has done has taken the debate into the mainstream, and he has his colleagues kicking and screaming in denial. Bern’s experiment showed two things, which are really two sides of the same coin: that precognition exists and that information can flow backward in time to influence past events. (It should be noted that mainstream physicists have shown this “backward in time to influence past actions” effect as well, in rigorous physics experiments, such as variations of the double- split experiment; however, the philosophic ramifications of these experiments have been largely ignored, dismissed as “just another weird aspect of the quantum realm.”)

as “just another weird aspect of the quantum realm.”) Using more than 1,000 volunteers, Bern conducted

Using more than 1,000 volunteers, Bern conducted a series of common psychology experiments over an eight-year period. The caveat is that in the experiments he reversed the order in which tasks were carried out, so that the “effect” came before the “cause.” For example, in one standard type of memory and recall test, subjects are shown a list of words; half of the list is then selected at random and subjects are asked to type those words into a computer. Later, the subjects are given a memory test to see which words they most easily recall. Usually, the words that they “practiced,” that is that they typed into the computer, are more easily remembered. What Bern did is reverse the order of the final two tasks. He gave people a list of words, then he gave them the memory test, and finally he had them type in a random selection of half the words on the list. “Practicing” those words should have had no effect on the results of the test, as the volunteers had already taken the memory test. But the results showed that they tended to remember the practice words more easily. The

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cause-effect arrow of time was reversed, and the conclusion can stated either of two ways: the volunteers somehow precognitively knew which words would be chosen at random to “practice” later and so recalled them more easily during the test or information flowed from their future back to their past to influence their performance on the test. Bern conducted other kinds of standard psychology tests, also reversing the time order of the normal procedure, and got the same results. While statistically the results are small, they are far enough above chance to be meaningful. Bern claims he took extreme precautions to prevent cheating or other kinds of contamination of the experimental protocols, and that precognition is the only logical explanation for the results.

While Bern admits that his particular way of experimenting has yet to be replicated (which may not be accurate, as there are many similar experiments that have been conducted by parapsychologists that have confirmed his results; they just haven’t been accepted for publication in conventional journals), he prepared for the outcry from skeptics and counters by following commonly accepted, rigorous experimental protocols, and he says, about writing up his conclusions for publication, “I tried to cover my ass in every possible way against critique.”

The furor over his results and over the journal’s peer-review committee for accepting his paper for publication is far from over. However, Bern’s results give us hope for the legitimization of many “psi” phenomena. Maybe the paradigm really is shifting, and we are indeed on the cusp of “frontier” science finally gaining a toehold in the mainstream.

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Soulmate Guru Arielle Ford

in Mastering the Matrix film interview

Guru Arielle Ford in Mastering the Matrix film interview Arielle Ford has mastered the art of

Arielle Ford has mastered the art of making things happen. A nationally recognised publicist and marketing expert, producer, author and consultant she has catapulted many authors and celebrities to stardom and enormously facilitated the rapid growth of the self-help and human potential movement in the US.

Harry Massey interviewed Arielle for his new film Mastering the Matrix, where she explained the thoughts behind her book, The Soulmate Secret:

Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction. The book shows you how to take control of your romantic destiny. Arielle knows that finding true love is possible for anyone at any

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age if you’re willing to prepare yourself, on all levels, to become a magnet for love. Arielle used the techniques in the book to bring her soulmate, Brian Hilliard, into her life at age forty-four. They were engaged three weeks later. Now together for more than ten years, her techniques have worked for men and women from 18 to 85 years of age.

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Q u a n t u m H E A L T H “ You weave

Q u a n t u m H E A L T H “ You weave

You weave the tapestry of your life with one thread of passion at a time.

Alan Cohen, author

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The Confusing Tapestry of Love

“ Issue 9 February 2011 The Confusing Tapestry of Love Arielle Essex D oesn’t our culture

Arielle Essex

D oesn’t our culture seem obsessed with the concept of love? Starting from children’s stories of fairy princesses and

handsome Prince Charmings, an idea pervades that it’s impossible to be truly happy without that special person to ‘complete’ you. This concept fuels countless industries.

Everywhere you go, pop music, TV, movies, and magazines bombard you with love songs, love stories, and love advice. Wear the right make-up, perfume, deodorant or clothes, drive the right car, and go on the right holidays, and fulfill this fantasy. Filmmakers know every insecurity, every desired dream, every formula for hooking these ideals of romance. Where can you meet the right person, how can you be sure they are the right person, and how can you get them to love you? Are you attractive enough? Do they tick all your boxes? Will it last or will they break your heart?

Just what is this phenomenon of love all about? The Beatles once admitted during an interview, ‘we sing a lot about love, but everyone knows we mean sex.’ And sex is only one of the many needs people hope to get fulfilled in a relationship. Unfortunately this confusion between love and getting needs met causes a great deal of problems. Even when love is present in a relationship, the fights over getting your needs met can completely obscure the true feelings of love underneath. Or without being consciously

aware of those unmet needs, you just start feeling unhappy, unfulfilled or unsatisfied.

There is nothing wrong with having needs. As long as you live in a physical body, you can’t survive without air, water, warmth, food and love.

According to author Anthony Robbins, people have six basic needs that drive behaviour: 1. Certainty

According to author Anthony Robbins, people have six basic needs that drive behaviour:

1. Certainty

2. Uncertainty

3. Significance

4. Connection, Love

5. Growth

6. Contribution

needs that drive behaviour: 1. Certainty 2. Uncertainty 3. Significance 4. Connection, Love 5. Growth 6.

Of course, you don’t need a special relationship to meet these needs. The problem starts when love gets confused with the other needs. Lots of people have difficulty finding a partner because they are actually looking for someone to meet a long list of other needs on their checklist. They are not looking for love. How often do you hear people complain about how their partner doesn’t make them feel secure, holds them back from being free and adventurous, doesn’t respect or value them, doesn’t communicate, inhibits their growth or prevents them living the life of their dreams?

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True love begins when nothing is looked for in

return.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Unconditional love is the only true love. It has nothing to do with getting needs met. True love is a state of being, where giving occurs naturally with no strings attached. Love is a choice to be in that state of true giving: when you can say ‘I love you, but it is no concern of yours’. When you can genuinely not worry about what comes back, only then are you giving love. There’s an infinite supply of this kind of love, but it is rare. The more love you give, the more becomes available for you to give. It’s like being a channel for an invisible physical substance to flow through you. Love is your true inner nature, but it only flows when you choose to give and receive it for yourself first. Then you can freely give to others from the overflow of your heart.

People commonly advise that ‘love will occur when you least expect it to happen’. What this actually means is that love will occur after you have learned to satisfy your own needs rather than looking for someone else to come along and fill the gaping holes inside of you. All those children’s fairy tales were parables about joining head and heart, marrying left and right brain hemispheres, valuing both logic and feelings, and becoming a whole human being. It’s a mistake to think that someone should be your ‘other half’. Until two whole human beings are present, all that is possible is to prop each other up and barter over who gets their needs met. Because no one can ever satisfy your needs but you, invariably making someone else responsible for your happiness will end in disappointment.

Happiness depends on how well you satisfy each of the six basic needs. Where you focus your attention most will also impact your fulfillment, purpose and joy. Life can only feel meaningless when some of these needs are not addressed. So how well do you meet these six basic needs?

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Certainty: How well do you provide your own safety and security? Where and in what
Certainty:
How well do you provide your own safety
and security?
Where and in what do you put your faith
and trust?
How comfortable are you with change and
chaos?
Uncertainty:
How much adventure, fun and risk feel
exciting?
What kind of surprises and challenges do
you enjoy?
How could you increase variety and spice up
your life?
Significance:
What gives you a sense of uniqueness and
importance?
What increases feelings of respect, value
and significance?
What actions or achievements add to your
sense of identity?
Connection and Love:
How well do you connect and channel the
energy of love?
How much love do you truly and freely give
and to whom?
What aspects of beauty do you appreciate
and share?
Growth:
How much are you growing, developing,
and learning?
What would help to broaden and deepen
your evolution?
How else could you serve your purpose
better?
Contribution:
Where do you go beyond just getting your
own needs met?
When do you do the right thing or just give
for no good reason?
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Q u a n t u m H E A L T H How do you

How do you extend yourself to serve a Higher Purpose? If the purpose of relationships is growth, rather than happiness, many of the problems that plague relationships start to make sense. Unfortunately, a popular thought-virus infects people into believing that love means getting your needs met. Confusion begins with the honeymoon stage of a love affair, when happiness overflows because this perfect person you’ve met seems to meet all your needs. This is what the love songs promise! Your partner seems fascinating, irresistible, a special creature above and beyond all mortals. Not only are they lovable, desirable, fun, sexy and exciting, but they can do no wrong. As long as both people keep pulling out the stops with their desire to please each other, the intensity of happy feelings feels infinite. Until the heartbreak occurs.

happy feelings feels infinite. Until the heartbreak occurs. Sooner or later, both people fall back into

Sooner or later, both people fall back into more normal behaviour patterns, unable to maintain those high levels of passion. Although the wonderful attributes of your partner are still noticed and appreciated in every way, you no longer do all the things you did before—and neither does your partner. Even worse, what used to delight you starts to feel commonplace. Both begin to take each other for granted. Gradually, although the relationship feels comfortable,

there is a tendency to slip into expectation. What used to spell pleasure and a treat, now becomes

a duty that should be done. You forget about

appreciation and only notice when your partner doesn’t do what you have come to expect. Your needs are no longer being met.For the faint hearted, this spells the end of the relationship; for others, it is the beginning of power struggles and fights; and for the majority it leads to a dead zone. For example, one unhappy gal reached the stage in her relationship where there were more complaints than compliments. She and her man bickered over petty things. It no longer felt like the love story that had drawn them together. She felt he no longer put her first. He wasn’t there for her anymore when she needed support. He

seemed distant and unappreciative. The magic was gone. Could there be any remedy?

If relationships are about growth, what did she

need to learn? She felt hurt, disappointed and angry. Since he no longer did the little things that used to make her feel special and loved, she

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decided he didn’t love her anymore. Neither did he seem to respect or value her. What she didn’t realise was that she was confusing love with getting her needs met. He wasn’t making her feel significant and special enough.

So the obvious question to ask was ‘what had she forgotten, or what was she pretending not to know, that allowed this situation to develop?’ She thought deeply before answering. Then she said that it felt like she had forgotten who she was. It was as if she was expecting her man to fortify her self-esteem in some way. Like she had given him the job of making her feel good, which is, of course, inappropriate. She had stepped off her centre. How could she get back on track?

Using neurolinguistic programming (NLP) techniques, it was possible to explore many different ways to help her find her way back to her centre. When she turned her attention fully into the centre of her being, her feeling of connectedness strengthened. She began to feel more focused, and much more present in the moment. Her anger and hurt evaporated. She also realised her boyfriend’s behavior was merely a cover-up and his real feelings probably mirrored her own. Then she remembered that many years ago, she had made a vow to herself to speak and act with compassion. How could she have forgotten! As she practiced maintaining her focus on her centre and reconnected with her true significance, she recommitted to holding the intention of compassion once again and grew more confident that the relationship could be rekindled.

© Arielle Essex

Arielle works as a specialist healer, coach and trainer combining practical psychology, NLP, hypnosis, non-verbal intelligence, and emotional intelligence into her own unique ‘Practical Miracles’ coaching approach. She holds full certification as a NLP master practitioner and trainer, hypnotherapy and time line re-imprinting, coaching, NVI (non- verbal intelligence), EI (emotional intelligence), cranial/sacral work, allergy therapy, naturopathy, kinesiology, as well as using NES.

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a Many Splendoured Thing

David Lawrence Preston

S omeone suggested my next book should

be on love. After all, everyone wants to be

loved and in love, don ft they? But after

a few months, I put it to one side, stuck at the first hurdle. I couldn’t even decide - what is love? Songs such as, ‘Why do fools fall in love?’, ‘I

fm not in love’, ‘I need to be in love’, and ‘Love hurts’, were ringing in my ears. There had to be more to it than that!

I trawled the internet. I found the views of poets, philosophers, psychologists, theologians, physiologists, novelists and neuroscientists. This merely confirmed my suspicion that the word means very different things to different people. For example:

• My dictionary says love is, ‘Deep affection or fondness; a concern for, and commitment to, each other’. (But what about love of life, love of country etc?)

• At a conference of sociologists in America in 1977, love was defined as ‘the cognitive- affective state characterized by intrusive and obsessive fantasizing concerning reciprocity or amorant feelings by the object of the amorance’. (Are you any the wiser?)

• Psychological researcher Havelock Ellis took a simple view: love = sex + friendship. (Not very satisfactory.)

• M Scott Peck (Author of ‘The Road Less Travelled’) defined love as ‘Concern for the spiritual growth of another’. (A good one, but what does it really mean?)

• In his book, ‘The Four Loves’, CS Lewis says there are four main types of love – affection, friendship, eros/romantic love, and charity. (Would Aslan agree?)

• My favourite came from Plato, written 2,500 years ago, that love is a noble idea, or ‘form’.

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Love as a ‘Form’

Plato believed that behind every tangible thing is an idea, or ‘form’. These are independent entities which exist whether or not we are aware of them and able to grasp them with the mind. For example, behind the physical form, table, is the idea of table. So love exists in the universe as an idea and as an ideal. We only become aware of it when it enters our experience. My experience of love is different from yours, meanwhile, the idea of love (also wisdom, justice, honesty, beauty and so on) remains constant, permanent and unchanging.

and so on) remains constant, permanent and unchanging. David Lawrence Preston Plato’s ideal of perfection was

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Plato’s ideal of perfection was love that is:

• Fearless

• Constant

• Non-discriminatory

• Unconditional

• Completely unselfish, and

• Endlessly forgiving

He urged us not to judge by appearances, but seek what is real, not what merely looks real. And perhaps that’s where many of us go wrong. We confuse real love with something rather less, and in doing so, we condemn ourselves to constant disillusionment and disappointment.

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So let’s consider love from a number of different perspectives, to try and discern what is real.

Sexual attraction

Anthropologist and ‘love expert’ Professor Helen Fisher, author of ‘Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love’ (2004), regards love as merely an instinct driven by a collection of physical and hormonal changes over which we have no control. She claims that the brain has three chemical

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Q u a n t u m H E A L T H systems for dealing

systems for dealing with love – one for sexual attraction, one for romantic yearning and another for attachment. The first draws you to a person; the second motivates you to focus your attention on them; the last enables you to stay with a mate long enough to rear children.

When working properly, these systems ensure we meet the right match and sustain that connection over time. But it can also warp our senses, distort our perceptions, play havoc with our thinking and cause us to behave – to put it mildly – most unwisely! And in no area is this more true romantic love. For example, research has shown that men lose the ability to think rationally in the presence of a pretty woman (did we really need research to prove this?). The face, body and any sexual signals given off consciously or unconsciously can easily override common sense.

or unconsciously can easily override common sense. Romantic love Romantic love is usually thought of as

Romantic love

Romantic love is usually thought of as strong feelings reserved for one special person. Sometimes indistinguishable from infatuation, it is unpredictable and frequently beyond our conscious control. When we fall in love, our bodies are flooded with feel-good chemicals such as testosterone, dopamine and serotonin. It’s as if a switch has been thrown and a different programme has started to run. In the early phases, when sophisticated bio-feedback sensors are attached, scientists find the effect on the body is similar to the effects of an obsessive-compulsive disorder!

The main problem with romantic love is that something suppresses the usual fault-finding mechanisms – we fre blinded and deafened to the reality of the other, including their so-called defects. That’s why a honeymoon has been described as a short period of doting between dating and debting.

And yet romantic love is highly prized in Western Society. Our media are obsessed with it and full of articles on how to find it. They mostly focus on attracting the person you fancy by appealing to their five senses: how to dress, how to use your voice, what perfume to wear, how to kiss,

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choosing sexy foods, and so on.

Romantic love renders our normal self-protection systems useless. Perceptions are distorted, clear thinking faculties disabled. Our biology knows this, which is precisely why the feel-good chemicals that act as they do. If they didn’t, our DNA would have a much smaller chance of being passed on!

If the loving relationship is to survive, romantic

love must transform into something else – deeper, long lasting – and more practical. So our biochemistry adjusts, as we shall see.

Let’s examine a second, more psychological perspective:

Love as needs fulfilment

Motivational experts tell us that all motivation, all behaviour is based on perceived needs. These needs may be physical or emotional, rational or irrational.

A friend told me this story. Two elderly men were

talking.

‘I hear you’re getting married’, said the first.

‘That’s right.’

‘Do I know her?’

‘Don’t think so.’

‘Is she good looking?’

‘Not really. She’s eighty-two and has a face like a pig.’

‘Is she a good cook?’

‘Dreadful!’

‘Then she must have lots of money.’

‘Not at all.’

‘Is she good in bed?’

‘No idea. Never tried.’

‘Then why on earth do you want to marry her?’

‘Because she has a car and can still drive!’

It’s interesting to think of what needs love fulfils

– or what needs we hope, expect or want love to

fulfil. There are physical needs of course, but in this day and age, in the West at least, most of our needs are, in fact, emotional. Some psychologists

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believe that love is simply a blend of emotions with survival value.

Love as an emotion

Emotions are related to our biology – they are, in effect, physical responses to our thinking and our belief systems. They can feel wonderful, but they can also bring misery. Life can be unbearable for someone racked with guilt or irrational fears.

Emotions can ruin our ability to think clearly. That’s why wise individuals understand that acting on our emotions is not always the best way. As we mature, we leave childish emotions behind and earn more adult ways of functioning. Or do we?

Not always. Many of us fall in love with people who aren’t necessary right for us. ‘Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?’ (I’m indebted to the Buzzcocks for this song title.) Among the reasons people make this mistake are:

• Looking for a Mr/Ms Fix it to take their pain away, to remove loneliness, self-doubt, poverty, etc.

• Trying to make themselves complete through another person.

• Romantic delusions:

• We need each other so badly.

• want to marry you and have your children – see how much I love you? How unselfish

I

I am!

Needs based ‘love’ is all too often bound up with emotions such as fear and selfishness. It can arouse fierce passions such as jealousy, possessiveness and revenge, and can easily be confused with:

• Co-dependence - ‘I need you; I can’t live without you.’

• Conditionality - ‘I’ll love you, but only if

• Lust - ‘I fancy you.’

• Romance - ‘I love the fantasy I have of you.’

• Hope - ‘I love you but I wish I could change you.’

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Long-term loving relationships

The things that first attract us to each other are not necessarily those which keep us together in the long term. It used to be said that humans are one of the few species where a couple naturally stay together to support the offspring they have created. In reality, this may no longer be entirely true, but is still seen as the ideal. Stable societies depend on stable family groupings, which is why it is regulated by law and enshrined in religion and custom.

Where the will to stay together is present, the transformation to long-term loving relationships is supported by our body chemistry. The feel- good chemicals endorphins and oxytocins replace the sex hormones, and are abundant in successful long-term relationships. The hormones that initially made us blind to the reality of the other person subside. Now we see them as they are, warts and all! Unlike romantic lovers, long established loving couples are all too aware of their partner’s failings!

We may ask ourselves in this cynical age whether ‘happy ever after’ is still a realistic possibility? Or indeed, whether it ever was? Perhaps people in previous generations were simply more orientated towards duty and necessity.

I believe it is, but only if both partners realise:

• No-one person can meet all your needs. Don’t expect them to. And don’t allow them to expect it of you.

• No two people match perfectly. Part of ourselves may never be understood by the person we had hoped would understand us.

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• You are still individuals even when together – Kahlil Gibran quote, ‘Let there be spaces in your togetherness.’

• And remember, love does not equate to idolatry

But as we all know, sadly it isn’t. A man was attending the burial of his recently-deceased wife when someone asks: ‘Who is it who rests in peace here?’

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Q u a n t u m H E A L T H ‘Me, now that

‘Me, now that I’m rid of her! he replied.’

This joke is at least 1600 years old. It was discovered with some ancient Greek writings. Nothing changes!

Perfect love

To return to Plato – how many loves do you know that meet his criteria for perfect love? If you are in a one-to-one relationship, ask yourself: Is our love fearless? Unchanging? Non-discriminatory? Unconditional? Completely unselfish? Endlessly forgiving

Unconditional? Completely unselfish? Endlessly forgiving I would argue that romantic love by its very nature cannot

I would argue that romantic love by its very nature cannot meet these criteria. All too often it is needs-based, short-lived, highly conditional (‘I’ll only love you if you do all this for me’) and unforgiving. It is also discriminatory – exclusive to one person.

But you may disagree.

Moreover, even the happiest long-term relationships are likely to have most, if not all, of these characteristics. After all, many long-term relationships work on the basis that ‘I’ll do just enough to stop you leaving, if you do just enough to make me stay.’

Again – you may disagree.

Higher human love

There’s a third type of human love. It’s a love that goes beyond our families and friends and encompasses all of humankind, perhaps even the whole of creation. Again we must be careful. It’s easy to profess love for those caught in an earthquake or tsunami on the other side of the world, and ignore the illness and suffering right under our nose.

One of the great passages on love was written by Paul of Tarsus (and yes, this is one of the

few passages attributed to him that he actually th

wrote). Professor Henry Drummond, a 19 Century scientist and theologian, was so impressed by this passage he wrote a book on it and urged his students to read this passage daily for three months. Many reported that it had transformed their lives.

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‘Love is patient and kind. It is never jealous. It does not boast, it is not proud; it is never rude or self-seeking; it is not easily angered, and keeps no record of wrongs. Love takes no pleasure in evil and delights in truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, to persevere.’ (1 Corinthians, 13, 4-7)

‘You will find as you look back upon your life,’ wrote Drummond, ‘that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.’

I challenge you: read these words daily. Then put them into practice. Keep a diary, and at the end of three months, look back on your experiences and reflect on your progress. It will be profound.

But there’s an even greater form of love:

Universal Love

Human love is a pale shadow of the love expressed by the creative intelligence that sustains us, whether you see this in theological terms or as the information fields that quantum physicists tell us underpin the physical universe.

Chemically-driven, delusional romantic love, and needs-based, co-dependent love exist only within the confines of our own skin, shaped by human instincts and emotions; but universal love is not an emotion, lays down no conditions, and it does not discriminate.

We are charged with spiritual energy (however you describe it), and that energy is love. It is the very Life-Force within us. And it meets all of Plato’s criteria – it is fearless, constant, non-discriminatory, unconditional, completely unselfish and endlessly forgiving.

Anthony de Mello wrote: ‘Is it possible for the rose to say, ‘I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad? Or is it possible for a lamp to say, ‘I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people?’ These are images of what love is about. It is around you like the air you breathe and in every atom of your body.’

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Journey with LOVE to the Heart of Quantum Medicine

by Dr Thornton Streeter

to the Heart of Quantum Medicine by Dr Thornton Streeter Dr Thornton Streeter: Centre for Biofield

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Sciences

Streeter Dr Thornton Streeter: Centre for Biofield Sciences A t The ISSSEEM conference last year a

A t The ISSSEEM conference last year a

pioneer of Energy Medicine in the US

gave a keynote talk on the focal role of

the heart. Karl Maret synthesised the latest data from heart research into a new symphony of understanding. His lecture is available on www. issseem.org. If you have not done so already please register for the 2011 conference and experience the forefront and meeting point for quantum health – the future of medicine here today already.

Some time ago I was lucky to get hold of a technology known as Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV), and here below in this issue of QH dedicated to the heart and to unconditional love - I wanted to show you what it means to send love to another person. Notice from the left side perspective the outpouring even seems to be headed by a heart shaped swell of bio-photons.

seems to be headed by a heart shaped swell of bio-photons. The groundswell of interest in

The groundswell of interest in quantum health is mushrooming, and I know this because of the huge response to our workshop with Krishna Madappa, the US based Indian scientist who spearheads the training team for GDV, and the world famous technology for measuring subtle energy. He was joined by Dmitry Orlov, a young Russian genius, who recently developed the Eco-tester with KonstantinKorotkov – a device for measuring the energy of a space, and now widely used by experts in geopathic stress and to evaluate the effect of intention experiments.

There were over 450 participants who came to experience the leading edge of modern healthcare where the dynamic flow of an individual is appreciated.

It is crucial for a practitioner to be able to triangulate their client’s health trajectory and to map this, not just as an anatomical snapshot, but on all levels of wellbeing.

With the diversity of the GDV programmes we are able to bridge the gap between modern diagnosis, meridian flow assessment and chakra balance and alignment.

meridian flow assessment and chakra balance and alignment. The first stage working with GDV is to

The first stage working with GDV is to capture the gas discharge from each fingertip. After years of careful comparative study with leading experts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Russian team of developers has connected each segment of the finger type with the entire organ system that it is nourishing when the energy flow is functioning correctly.

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With the new Atlas programme the medical practitioner is now presented with this information from a perspective that is easy for them to interpret.

from a perspective that is easy for them to interpret. If a system is compromised it

If a system is compromised it will be highlighted for attention.

system is compromised it will be highlighted for attention. The more traditional energy field programme is

The more traditional energy field programme

is now dynamic and is the best device currently

available for monitoring the progress of a treatment from an energetic perspective, and a research team can glean solid data to prove the efficacy of a treatment protocol. At the Centre for Biofield Sciences we have been using GDV for over a decade in every single study we have done, and we encourage you if you are interested in conducting serious studies, which are the need of the hour, to get hold of a GDV or partner with someone who has.

This final pane is the new Virtual Chakra programme which enables the therapist to witness their client’s biofield physiology – the diagrams are clear, if a little crude, and they allow an important dimension to any assessment that can now include the emotional status to be explored and charted.

A great deal of pioneering exploration is still

required for mankind to fully integrate the benefit

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www.quantumhealthmagazine.com Q uantum H E A L T H that we now have from real-time information

that we now have from real-time information from our subtle bodies.

This is the key to preventative screening; it must be comprehensive, it must be quick and it must be safe. This will allow the integrated therapy team to go into their community with a new power, the power to avert a health crisis by steering an individual away from chronic disease by nipping any issue in the bud, when it is still an energetic imbalance, and has not even appeared on the physical plane with symptoms.

Heartmath Institute is worthy of mention here as they spearhead the research into the significance of heart rate variability. http://www.heartmath.org/

I also want to introduce you to an American mystic, Puran Bair, author of Living from the Heart and founder of the Institute of Applied Meditation. I know if you engage with his work he will touch and awaken your heart deeply. http://www.appliedmeditation.org/

In March (19th-20th) I am hosting a seminar in San Diego at the California Institute
In March (19th-20th) I am hosting a seminar in San Diego
at the California Institute of Human Sciences. This is a new
format ‘show and tell’ and hands-on exploratory workshop,
where participants will be using biofield technologies and
measuring each others chakra and meridian activity.
Beverly Rubik and Claude Swanson are our chosen key
note presenters and I will share all the insights from their
discussions in these very pages soon.
If however you plan to join us you can register online at
www.biofieldsciences.com
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Sarah Turner, Head of Research, NES Health Limited

Sarah Turner, Head of Research, NES Health Limited For centuries the door between conventional and frontier

For centuries the door between conventional and frontier science has been closed, with each group of researchers isolated in their own domains, working with radically different models of biology and physics. The conventional domain focused on matter and biochemical processes. The frontier domain focused on energy and information fields. We at NES are happy to report that the door finally has been kicked wide open—and frontier scientists everywhere have reason to celebrate. The ‘ghostly’ energetic and informational signals of matter have been detected in a conventional laboratory—and conventional scientists are in an uproar as their beliefs and paradigms are being shaken to their very foundations.

Over the last decade or more, NES research has championed the idea that reality is wave-based, that fields of energy and information underlie all matter, and that substances such as water and minerals can be encoded with field signals from matter that can be used by the body-field to correct distortions in the field and so enhance the body’s own self-healing capacities. We have been patiently awaiting the day when conventional scientists try their own experiments—and now they have.

The Experiment Heard ‘Round the World’

What’s the experiment that has so many scientists in such an uproar? It was carried out by Nobel Prize-winning biologist Luc Montagnier and reported on in New Scientist (12 January 2011) and the popular press. Although Montagnier has not released details yet, and he is waiting to do so until his paper is accepted for publication

in a juried academic journal, the gist of his work has been widely described and his conclusions are the subject of intense debate and scepticism. He claims that he and his colleagues have been able to ‘transmit’ the ‘ghostly’ signature of DNA into water and that the electromagnetic imprint of the DNA molecule was detected by enzymes that were able to use it to replicate the DNA just as if they had been in contact with the real molecule.

Specifically, in one test tube Montagnier suspended a sample of DNA in liquid and then diluted it twelve times. In another test tube he put only purified water. The test tubes were then subjected to a very weak extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field of 7 hz (similar to the natural frequency of the earth’s magnetic field) from a copper coil and left for eighteen hours. After the procedure, the energetic signature of the DNA was somehow ‘transmitted’ or its information ‘imprinted’ onto the pure water in the other test tube. Later, enzymes were able to use that electromagnetic signature to reconstruct the DNA. Montagnier claims that the only explanation for such information transfer is a quantum coherence effect.

It’s important to note that the effect was not found to work at high dilutions, so this experiment does not lend wholesale support to homeopathy, which tends to use extremely high dilutions. However, the experiment does lend credence to earlier experiments done by French researcher Jacques Benveniste, who showed how water can be imprinted with information from a substance, such that water appears to have a ‘memory’. His work was roundly dismissed by conventional science. In fact, Benenviste was hounded out of his laboratory

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and his reputation ruined. He died without his work being vindicated. It remains to be seen if Montagnier’s work will provide that vindication, as conventional scientists are raising a storm of scepticism about Montagnier’s experiment as well. Scientists say they will have to see replications by others and read the details of Montagnier’s experiment when they are published before they are willing to lend credence to his claims.

Montagnier’s Body of Work

Professor Luc Montagnier is a French virologist and joint recipient with Françoise Barré- Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its link to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Despite his scientific pedigree, however, he is the subject of controversy because of claims he has been unprofessional in the past in sharing the credit for his team’s HIV discoveries and that he might have even been unethical in his dealings with a colleague who developed technology to read the electromagnetic signals from matter.

Montagnier has been moving outside of the domain of conventional science slowly over the years. He has shifted from conventional biology to working in the area of ‘field’ biology investigating the electromagnetic properties of organisms and how these fields may be involved in health and in disease processes. In a previous paper published in 2009 entitled ‘Electromagnetic signals are produced by aqueous nanostructures derived from bacterial DNA sequences’, Montagneir and his colleague Lavallee made the observation that under certain conditions biological fluids containing microorganisms can cause infection even after they have undergone a procedure designed to kill the microorganisms themselves. In other words, some kind of energetic signature appears to have remained in the fluid that is active biologically. He discovered in his investigation of the sterilized solutions that if they were diluted and agitated in a specific way, they emitted reproducible low-frequency electromagnetic waves

emitted reproducible low-frequency electromagnetic waves referred to as electromagnetic signals (EMS). It has been

referred to as electromagnetic signals (EMS). It has been suggested that by the process of diluting and agitating the solution, new tiny ‘structures’ (ordered patterns within the fluid) are created by an interaction between the original biological material and the water it is mixed with. As the

bacteria had been killed in the sterilisation process,

it was assumed that the signal was being generated

by the DNA molecules present in the solution. Montagnier also found that DNA fragments from most disease-causing bacteria were able to generate these electromagnetic signals. Interestingly, in this study, EMS only occurred when the sample could interact with ‘background’ electromagnetic waves given off by the measuring apparatus, suggesting that the EMS might be triggered by resonating with this electromagnetic ‘background noise’. The team carried out further experiments showing that EMS (fields) are produced by the human body. DNA was isolated from blood plasma taken from patients with various diseases. Results showed that both the plasma and the extracted DNA produced similar EMS. This effect was seen in samples taken from patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The authors suggest that the EMS effect indicates the likelihood that bacterial infections may be at the root of these conditions (although it is also possible that the structural and biochemical changes seen with these conditions could somehow be altering the fields being emitted from the body).

NES theory, of course, has always maintained that the physical body is interdependent with an energetic body—the human body-field—and that symptoms and diseases arise as a result of uncorrected distortions in the energy and information fields that comprise the body-field. We have always maintained that DNA is not the master control system of the physical body—the body-field is. And that the body-field communicates with the physical body via quantum field effects. Some of what Montagnier’s experiments have shown sounds

a lot like the NES Energetic Integrators! While the

devil is in the details, as they say, the bottom line

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is that Montagnier’s previous experiments—and

now his most recent one—appear to provide solid general evidence in support of NES theory.

The Most Recent Experiment Causes an Uproar

The phenomenon was very loosely described as ‘teleportation’ in the New Scientist article, however the experimental data suggested that the information from the molecule was imprinted across space rather than simply moving from one

place to another. In fact physicists in Montagnier’s team suggest that DNA emits low-frequency electromagnetic waves which imprint the structure

of the molecule onto the water.

This is comparable with Peter Fraser’s theory of

imprinting across space via the ‘matching’ process.

A process which also requires the presence of

an electromagnetic field and the addition of kinetic energy.

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http://www.newscientist.com/

read

more:

claim-of-teleported-dna.html

or:

1012.5166v1.pdf

http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1012/

Conclusions:

In the abstract of the 2009 paper, the authors

speculate on the possibility of ‘ the development

of highly sensitive detection system for chronic

bacterial infections in human and animal diseases’.

At NES Health we love this idea – we have been

working with a system for detecting distortions

in the body’s fields for a long time now –not on

bacterial and viral infections, but to assess the state of the whole person. We call it NES Provision and coming soon - the NES miHealth.

It is an exciting time to be involved in energy/

informational medicine, and we look forward to many more of these fundamental studies being

carried out and repeated by others. In an interview

for Science magazine 2009, Montagnier was asked

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whether or not his colleagues would think that he had now drifted into pseudoscience? He replied adamantly: “No, because it’s not pseudoscience. It’s not quackery. These are real phenomena which deserve further study’’. Here, here. Further study (and indeed better funding for this type of study) is exactly what we need to move this science forward.

Finally to quote New Scientist:

“If the results are correct,” says theoretical chemist Jeff Reimers of the University of Sydney, Australia, “these would be the most significant experiments performed in the past 90 years, demanding re-evaluation of the whole conceptual framework of modern chemistry.”

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The Role of a Good Diet in the Holistic View of Health

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In order to keep or obtain optimum health we need to be aware of all aspects of ourselves; this must include the both physical and the energetic body.

A holistic approach to Nutrition entails using a

combination of foods, nutrients and herbs to support optimal mental, physical and spiritual health. It can be used as a preventative health approach or as a modality for healing or symptom

management for people living with chronic illness

or other medical conditions.

The focus is on eating foods that provide your body with the highest levels of nutritional value and supplementing the diet with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and botanicals when necessary. However, it is much more than just eating a balanced diet.

Holistic Nutrition is Individualized

An important part of living a holistic healthy life style is getting to know your body and what it needs. Different people need different things.

It all depends on your particular body chemistry

and to some extent on your spiritual values and beliefs. Also, different illnesses, conditions or diseases have different nutritional requirements and each responds to diet and nutrition uniquely. Some people function most optimally on a high meat diet while others do better with a vegetarian diet. The key is to tap into your hearts energy and access your intuition, take the time to think about what you would like to eat – think about how different foods make you feel. Compare the energy boosting properties of a colourful and vibrant fruit salad to the dull and bloated feeling of a hastily grabbed burger and chips! Use your body’s innate intelligence to guide you in your food choices.

The following are some general guidelines that can

be applied straight away to help you kick start your

good Nutrition regimen:

1. Eat a rainbow:

kick start your good Nutrition regimen: 1. Eat a rainbow: You can boost the healthy properties

You can boost the healthy properties of your diet by eating a wide colour spectrum of food. Each colour provides a different range of phytochemicals (plant nutrients), vitamins and minerals.

2. Drink 8-10 glasses of filtered water

per day:

Adequate water intake prevents dehydration, cleans out the body, and promotes healing processes. Substituting water for beverages high in calories can also help control weight. In order to capitalise on the health benefits of water, it is essential to drink fresh clean water and so filtered water is the best option over tap water or bottled water.

3. Include plenty of ‘good fats’:

‘Fat’ often gets a bad press, however, fats from

animalandvegetablesourcesprovideaconcentrated

source of energy in the diet; they also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety

of hormones and hormone-like substances. Fats as

part of a meal slow down absorption enabling you

to

go longer without feeling hungry.

In

addition, they act as carriers for important fat-

soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. For this reason

a healthy diet should contain a certain amount

of ‘good’ fats, these are fats that are found in nature that have not been modified. Good sources include avocados, coconut oil, flax seed oil, organic

unsalted butter, nuts and seeds.

4. Avoid processed ‘low fat’ foods:

Processed and pre-packed foods are often full of

chemicals and preservatives that the body does not recognise and so cannot correctly process. ‘Diet’ option foods also contain high levels of sugar and sweeteners which disturb blood sugar regulation and can leave you feeling low and apathetic.

A whole food ‘natural’ diet is the best option

whether it is vegetarian or whether it includes an amount of good quality organic meat.

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5. Eat regularly:

The frequency of how often you eat per day will affect you in many ways. Many studies have concluded that those who eat four to six smaller meals per day have less body fat than those eating two or three meals a day, despite the fact that both groups eat about the same amount of calories. In addition, eating patterns of three or more meals a day may also have a positive effect on blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Also eating small, healthy snacks in between meals not only prevent you from gorging; it increases your metabolism and helps you feel energized and satisfied throughout the day.

6. Use good quality supplements

Supplements and probiotics can help make up for any nutritional deficiencies that may be hindering normal metabolism and improve nutrient absorption. Herbs have been used medicinally throughout history by almost all the cultures to aid and improve health and there are many good supplements on the market. Choose those that contain a synergetic blend of whole foods, minerals and herbs rather than those that are produced synthetically from isolated nutrients.

Disclaimer NES Health and its products do not cure, prevent, diagnose or treat disease. If you have a medical condition or concern, please consult the appropriate healthcare professional. NES and its claims have not been evaluated by any government agency or regulatory organisation.

7. Combine carbohydrates and protein

at every meal:

Your body works better with a balance of carbohydrates and protein. Not only is protein essential for building healthy muscle and maintaining a strong immune system, it stabilizes insulin levels, which leads to steady energy throughout the day. One more benefit: eating protein has been shown to reduce your appetite. So, avoid high-carbohydrate nutrition plans and instead balance your protein and carbohydrate intake.

In summary, good nutrition should be used as part of a wholistic programme to obtain optimal health, this is not just freedom from pain and illness but is a feeling of vibrant health and bliss on a daily basis as is your right!

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a healthy heart

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NEStrition is a range of carefully balanced food supplements enhanced with bio-information using NES imprinting technology, which bio-energetically may help correct energy and information distortions in your body-field and which support the holistic nature of the body.

Heart Beat

A healthy heart is one of the keys to longevity. Heart Beat comprises a unique blend of botanicals to

help keep the heart and the circulatory system in optimal condition including:

Garlic: a powerful antioxidant, often used to lower serum cholesterol levels and to reverse

arteriosclerosis and circulatory problems. It contains the enzyme allicin which is thought to be beneficial in helping to lower blood pressure.

Ginger: a well-known natural treatment for poor circulation; in fact ginger is an important herb

for a healthy heart. Ayurvedic physicians suggest that taking ginger every day may help to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Hawthorne: used since the 19th century to support the heart and to normalise cardiovascular

functions. Hawthorn is a popular herb often used to help with the relaxation of vascular muscle tissue, dilation of blood vessels, promotion of blood circulation and overall cardiovascular function.

Heart Beat and the other NEStrition supplements can be purchased from NES-certified practitioners. To locate a practitioner, or for more information visit www.neshealth.com

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Your Amazing Heart

By Joan Parisi Wilcox

F ebruary is the month of St. Valentine,

cupids, candy, flowers, and lovers.

Plus, it’s national Heart Month in Great

Britain, from where Quantum Health magazine originates, and American Heart Month in the States. So what better time to talk about the heart? It’s an organ that has been the subject of intense medical scrutiny lately, and the bridging of conventional and energetic medical research

is revealing the heart to be a truly wondrous energetic centre of our being.

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To Western conventional biologists, the heart is only—or mostly—a pump. But to the ancient Chinese—and to poets, playwrights and greeting card writers—the heart is the “emperor of the body.” Frontier scientists, and increasingly conventional scientists, are discovering that the ancients knew what they were talking about. The heart is not only a pump, it is, as some frontier biologists have called it, our second brain. Research shows the heart knows and feels. It appears to process emotions, encode memory,

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direct various aspects of the brain, and may even be the seat of our intuition of the future.

Some of the most rigorous studies of the heart as the seat of “knowing” have been conducted at The Institute of HeartMath, located in California, and it is their research that I draw on for this article. Let’s look at two of the most exciting aspects of heart research: the coherent heart and its influence on health; and the feeling, intuitive heart, which may forever change your perception of your heart and its role in your body and your life.

of your heart and its role in your body and your life. The Coherent Heart HeartMath

The Coherent Heart

HeartMath scientists, as well as researchers at other institutions, have discovered many ways that the heart’s function promotes good health, beyond its normal circulatory functions. They have found, for example, that heart-rate variability (HRV) is among the best indicators of overall well- being. Heart-rate variability refers to the measure of how heartbeats vary moment to moment. Picture the flowing sine wave of a beating heart, with the wave’s many peaks and valleys. A high HRV would show as a wave with a lot vertical movement, with high peaks and low valleys, indicating a healthy heart that is coordinating communication with the major organs and systems of your body. A wave indicating low HRV would look flatter, indicating a lesser state of health and, possibly, even serious health problems.

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Heart-rate variability is an accurate indicator of overall health because the heart is the processor of nervous system signals—and just about everything that goes on in the body affects or depends on the autonomic nervous system. Our autonomic nervous system has two primary parts, the sympathetic nervous system, which is an “alert” or “quick response” system for flight-or-fight situations and is engaged during intense physical activity or sustained mental concentration. The parasympathetic system, in contrast, is engaged when we are relaxed. It protects us from stress and over-activity, and it is the primary aspect of our nervous system that is active when we are asleep. A high heart-rate variability indicates that the heart is receiving and sending the full range of these nervous system signals—from the highest frequency signals of the parasympathetic nervous system to the lower frequencies of the sympathetic nervous system—properly, swiftly and accurately. It means our nervous system is coherent and balanced in its energy and information flow. Low variability, in contrast, means that the nervous system signals are either not being sent or are not being processed properly. Almost everyone who is experiencing poor health or chronic disease, from cancer to diabetes, displays a low HRV, which is why heart-rate variability tests have become common in both mainstream and complementary medicine as a general diagnostic test for overall health.

The heart is responsive to our thoughts, intentions, level of concentration and state of being. You can influence your heart toward a state of greater coherence, where it is balanced in receiving the signals from both paths of your nervous system, with the waveform becoming regular and with a high HRV. Mental and physiological coherence can be imaged, just as HRV can. While a high HRV displays as large peaks and valleys in the heart sine wave, a coherent heart rhythm displays as a waveform with a high degree of regularity. In the image below there are three graphs of three different heart-health indicators: respiration, HRV, and blood pressure. In each graph, on the leftmost part is the measure in its baseline state, which is

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There are many ways to increase HRV and heart coherence, and as a consequence to improve your health, with meditation and relaxation techniques being the most common.

a

non-coherent state. To the right in each graph

is

the same measure after the person has induced

coherence to that system, through meditation or by using another relaxation technique. Notice that when a person is in a state of coherence, the waveforms do not lose their variability (robustness of the peaks and valleys) but they do move from being erratic and rough to regular and smooth. That’s what coherence looks like—and it’s a state that has proven to dramatically affect health, making communication among major organs and physiological systems quicker and more accurate, lowering all manner of stress indicators, and boosting the immune system.

manner of stress indicators, and boosting the immune system. Image Credit: Google Images/emwave.com.au

Image Credit: Google Images/emwave.com.au

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The great news is that not only can you become aware of your heart’s state of coherence, but you also can train your heart to be in a more coherence state. HeartMath has developed two tools to help you detect your level of HRV and heart coherence and to change them via a biofeedback response. One technology is computer-based; the other is a small handheld HRV monitor. They allow you to see your heart rhythm and coherence graphically, such as a change from a red to a green light. There are many ways to increase HRV and heart coherence, and as a consequence to improve your health, with meditation and relaxation techniques being the most common. Using these techniques, in only a few seconds you can begin to affect your heart’s coherence, improving communication among all your body systems. Over time you can entrain your heart to be in a more coherent state all the time. You can check out the methods HeartMath has developed on their website.

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However, you don’t need to do a formal meditation to improve your health. By simply putting your attention on your heart centre and generating feelings of appreciation and gratitude, you can shift your heart into a state of greater

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coherence in a matter of minutes, inducing all the health benefits that go with improved heart coherence. The image below shows the heart’s waveform when a person is intentionally generating feelings of frustration or anger through the heart centre and when that same person shifts to feelings of appreciation. The change happens in only minutes, and it’s certainly

dramatic! In this case, a picture is definitely worth

a thousand words about the benefits of focusing

on positive feelings, undertaking a daily practice of meditation, or regularly using stress-relief techniques throughout your day.

using stress-relief techniques throughout your day. Image Credit: Google Images/heartmath.org The Feeling Heart
using stress-relief techniques throughout your day. Image Credit: Google Images/heartmath.org The Feeling Heart

Image Credit: Google Images/heartmath.org

The Feeling Heart

Among the most exciting research into the heart

is its role as our “second brain.” Evidence is

mounting that our heart not only processes many of the same neurochemicals as the brain but may manufacture them as well. Discoveries about how the heart is like the brain have spawned an entirely new scientific-medical discipline called neurocardiology. While we usually associate the prefix “neuro-” with the brain, it now has to be applied to the heart, because the heart has been found to contain some of the same type of neuronal cells as are in the brain. On the HeartMath website you can view images— highly magnified images made with a confocal microscope—of a type of heart cell called a cardiac intrinsic ganglion. Ganglia are groups of nerve cells (somata) that exist outside of the brain and spinal cord. In the ganglia, you can see

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smaller circular structures, which are individual neurons. A closer view reveals that in the centre of each of these cells are clusters of dendrites, which interconnect individual neurons. These types of cells process incoming signals to the heart. That’s not too surprising, since we know the heart has to receive signals to know what to do and how to respond to changing conditions in the body. However, researchers have also found

“afferent” intrinsic cardiac cells. This type of cell

is sensory in nature, sending signals to other

neuronal cells, including the brain. Discovery of these types of neuronal-cardiac cells reveals that, much like the brain, the heart is, as HeartMath scientists have concluded, “an independent neural processing unit.”

The heart produces a much larger electrical field than does the brain—a field that is detectable up to three or more feet from the body—so it

is in greater electrical interconnectivity with the

environment than is the brain. Neurocardiologists have also discovered that the heart is a major endocrine gland and is intimately linked to the limbic system, so it has profound control over hormones and emotions. Some of the most vocal scientists at the frontier of the new biology of the heart are now claiming that the heart can learn, remember, and direct the body, just as the brain/mind can.* And HeartMath has conducted

a series of clinical studies that are proving these

claims to be true in ways most researchers never thought possible. An unexpected result from these studies is that the heart not only is able to “feel” (process emotions) but it also appears to be intuitive.

The Intuitive Heart

The Institute of HeartMath conducted controlled studies that reproduced some previous brain experiments carried out by other researchers, only this time they focused on the heart. The brain experiments went more or less as follows:

a series of volunteer subjects were brought

individually into a lab and hooked up to various kinds of monitoring equipment that detect various aspects of brain activity and involuntary stress responses in the body. The researchers were seeking to know more about evoked response

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potentials (ERP), among other things. An ERP is

an indication that the brain has had a perception or other kind of sensory input, even though the person may not yet be consciously aware of that perception or experience. In other words, there

is a tiny time lapse between taking in sensory

input (evidenced through brain activity) and experiencing that input (conscious awareness). So, the researchers were gathering information about this time lapse. To roughly explain the experiment, let’s use an example subject called Bob.

In the lab, Bob was fitted with brain and body

monitoring equipment, and then seated in front of a computer terminal. He didn’t have to do

anything except focus on the images that would soon be flashing across the computer screen.

A total of about forty images would be shown,

each separated by a five to seven seconds and each staying on the screen about eight to ten seconds.

The images were of two kinds: some of them were void of much emotional content (a basket of flowers, a sunset, a kitten) whereas others were of highly emotional content (erotic images, autopsy photos, graphic depictions of war carnage). In one “run” of the experiment, a series of 40 or so images would be chosen at random by the computer from a large library of such images. Neither the volunteer nor the researchers knew what kind of picture would be appearing next, an emotionally charged one or an emotionally neutral one.

After running hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of these tests, an amazing anomaly appeared in the results. Although the researchers were only looking for the microsecond time lapse between the brain registering the sensory input and the conscious and physical mind-body awareness of that input, what they actually found mystified them: it appeared that the brain and body were responding before an image even appeared on the computer screen.

If a emotionally benign picture came up, there

was little or no brain or body response. But if

an image was one with high emotional value, the subject’s brain and body registered an

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appropriate stress response up to an average of 3.5 seconds before the emotionally charged image appeared onscreen. That’s seconds, not microseconds! Three seconds is an eternity in the universe of the body’s biology. Somehow, the brain and body not only knew when an image was about to appear, but they knew what kind of emotional content the image would contain. That’s precognition!

The researchers at HeartMath decided to recreate this kind of test and monitor the heart as well to see if it had any unique response and played

a role in the seemingly intuitive response the

brain was displaying. It turns out that the heart did indeed have a role to play—it trumped the brain in its precognitive/intuitive “knowing!” The heart responded about 4.8 seconds before an emotionally charged image appeared, almost two seconds faster than the brain! From this and other research data, the HeartMath researchers revealed that the heart actually sends the brain crucial sensory information, and not vice versa, which is tantamount to anarchy in the current biological framework whereby nothing happens until the brain makes it happen. And the heart appears to be more “intuitive” than the brain. Its connection to the fabric of reality appears to be stronger than the brain’s.

These research results and others have opened

a Pandora’s Box of sorts in biology, for there is

no stuffing away of these test results. They are standing up to scrutiny and being repeated by others. They are changing the way we look at our heart—and ultimately how we engage our “heart energy.” The ancient Chinese, I think, would be making a deep bow toward these modern researchers who have had the vision and curiosity to perform experiments that are revealing that the heart truly is the “emperor of the body.”

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* To seek out the best research on the heart as a sensory organ, see the work of The Institute for HeartMath (Rollin McCraty and Doc Childe), Walter Cannon, B.C. Lacey and J. L. Lacey, J.A. Amour and J.L. Andell, R. C. Frysinger, and M. W. van der Molen. For research specific to the heart see the HeartMath research pages at http://www.heartmath. org/research/science-of-the-heart/introduction.html.

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The Principle of Energy Allocation

An Uncommon Truth

by Yuliya Cohen

of Energy Allocation An Uncommon Truth by Yuliya Cohen Yuliya Cohen Q I am fully aware

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be, simply to blame others for the events in

Arizona—the shooting of US Representative

Gabby Giffords and others—is fruitless. I know that

the only person I can really change is me. Still, is there anything else I can do as part of my responsibility to heal and balance the world?

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I’m sure you’ve watched or heard how our entire country had been saddened by the recent shootings in Tucson, Arizona. My heart goes out to all who have experienced the tragedy directly and all those who have been affected by it. Many have acknowledged that they feel a sense of helplessness, or a pull to assign blame and respond in anger.

What can we do in situations like this? We all may have different levels of response to the events corresponding to our level of involvement in the world. What unites us as energy psychology and energy medicine practitioners is that we bridge from the socio/political to physical/emotional to the spiritual/energetic, and that we want to make sure that our responses reflect the spiritual/ energetic dimension.

In the December column I wrote for Quantum Health magazine, I talked about energy leaks and gathering back energy lost to conflicts as a way of recovering from shock and trauma. That can be one level of response.

What I would like to share in this column is another very powerful and practical way in which we have an opportunity to make a contribution towards our own energetic balance, as well as to foster balance and healing in the world in the way that is just and in alignment with the universal principles. I speak of a particular unifying principle shared by many traditions and religions—a principle of energy allocation that is rarely discussed and frequently misunderstood.

Let us say that you’ve been energetically attacked by someone (and no, it does not have to be anything supernatural): your political opponent, a neighbour, or even a feuding family member.

How do you respond?

Many of us focus on self- examination. If you are a spiritually oriented person, you most likely will

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also adopt some “energetic karate” routines for energetic protection. The most common ones are to visualise surrounding yourself with a white light or creating some kind of protective barriers around your energy field.

From an “engineering” perspective (which is my background, as many of you know), there is a problem with this “let’s look on how we contributed to this problem” approach, if that is all that we do. By solely focusing inwards on our own responsibilities and protecting our own energetic space, we are actually placing a limit on our own area of energetic influence, while allowing the toxic energy of the attacker to run rampant. This is what happens if we let the political pundits run their toxic campaigns unimpeded.

It turns out that the first step in the process of forgiveness and healing must be to allocate (responsibly, of course) the responsibility for what has happened back to the perpetrator. The desire for retribution is the first instinctual reaction we have as humans. But as we become spiritually evolved, we discover that there is a great deal more behind this instinctual response. There is a difference between expressing hostility towards others as a reaction to their actions (which among other things is bad for our heart and immune system) and returning back what is rightfully their own energy. Our true task is to facilitate returning and containing the energy that they put out in the world to its source and, in so doing, to help restore the balance of the universe.

The Russian folk medicine injunction sums it up succinctly: “Yours to you, mine to me.” And this approach should be the true meaning of the English expression “to give someone a taste of their own medicine.”

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In ancient times, the true warrior was the one who could avoid conflict by the act of controlling his inner state. Energy allocation is a method frequently employed for achieving this control. The shamanistic, mystical, magical and spiritual traditions share in many different ways the notion of allocating personal responsibility for one’s actions as they warn us against being a source of negative energies.

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TIPS • TIPS The first step is to allow yourself to feel your feelings fully,
TIPS • TIPS
The first step is to allow yourself to feel your
feelings fully, just as they are. It is important
to honor your feelings and reactions to what
happened. Blocking emotions keeps the
emotional energy trapped and you will have to
work hard to keep all of this pent-up energy
under control. It’s like trying to keep a lid on a
pressure cooker.
Create a boundary around the attacker (or
more generally, the source of the attack),
capping all the energy at the source. As a
result of doing this, the influence of the
attacker and the toxic energy he or she
generated becomes limited, while your own
energy field remains open and unrestricted to
create a positive change in the world.
Return back to the attacker all the energy he
or she generated, along with the consequence
of the attacker’s actions. Think of whatever
they have done that drives you nuts, causes
you distress, makes you angry, or scares you.
It does not have to be a personal attack, but
could be something that impacted your home,
your community, your country. Ask that the
part of it which is not yours, but theirs (i.e.,
the part that is not solely due to your own
triggers) be given back to them.
Pray that beyond even the possible and
believable, the universe provides all the
support it can so the returned energy is used
for the attacker’s growth and transformation.
This process is not about slamming it in
their face, or directing your anger at them,
but rather piling the energy (which they
themselves produced) at their own feet, and
in this way gifting them the opportunity to do
their own introspection and healing.
Finally, after clearing the space of the negative
energy of the attacker, turn to introspection
regarding your own attitudes and behaviours.
Now that you can see more clearly where and
how your own actions, negativity, or lack of
awareness may have contributed, in whatever
way, to the situation, you can apply the
principle of energy allocation in reverse and
recall your own stuff back.
(Information on principles and processes underlying those
steps are described in my book Energetic Boundaries
– The New Paradigm for Effortless Healing at
www.ingwithouteffort.com)

Above is a short rundown of the steps of how it works.

We can look at this situation through the lens of Spiritual/Energetic Correctness and of Political Correctness. Sometimes it may seem that they align, and sometimes it may seem that they don’t. But if you dig deeper into the wisdom of time honored metaphysical principles, they always do. In other words, while there is an individual responsibility to clear “our own” stuff , there is similarly an individual responsibility (which in Hebrew is called Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world) to hold a place in the vibrational matrix in which others can come into alignment, which requires that their stuff be handed back to them. Should we honor and respect those who instigate violence through rhetoric? Giving back to those who noisily target others, what they have created, is a in a deeper sense, a way of honoring and holding them in integrity with their own truth.

And as we do it, it is incumbent upon us to do it with love! “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear,” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Justice comes from balance. There’s so much need in the world, it’s both humbling and gratifying to have a chance to make even a small difference. Using the principles of energy allocation the difference you make can be very powerful!

When A Heavy Hat is Lifted – a Personal Example

Let us step outside of the realm of politics and into the world of personal relationships. I want to illustrate the fundamental role the energy allocation principle plays in restoring balance through a real life example. I met James at a personal growth workshop. I overheard him talking to a teacher about an ongoing struggle

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he had been having for the three years since his divorce. He complained that he was pulled down by depression. But the most troubling part of it all was that, being a deeply spiritual man, he felt cut off from the source of his spiritual connection. He felt lost and scared and helpless. He was inquiring about a therapist or a healer who could help him re-gain his spiritual connection.

Two of us ended up eating dinner in a Chinese restaurant. While we were waiting for the soup to arrive, I offered to check what was going on with his energy. As I scanned him intuitively, he looked basically fine, except for a dark blob of dysfunctional energy that was plugging his crown chakra. The crown chakra, located at the top of the head, is the personal boundary between the divine and the physical. It was not a particularly huge plug, but big enough to create a blockage of the flow of energy, and lead to disharmony in the mind, body and spirit. It was as if a dark cloud was permanently parked over him, blocking the sun.

That kind of energy in my experience often comes with people who suffer some form of mental

disorder, and he was clearly not a source of it. But there was a match with his former wife. When

I mentioned it, he admitted, that, in fact, it was

his wife’s deteriorating mental state that was the cause for the divorce. He was surprised to hear that he was still carrying her energy, since he thought he had done a lot of work clearing energetic connections between them.

“How did that energy end up stuck and plugging my crown chakra three years later?” he asked with a puzzled expression on his face.

“I will tell you how it typically happens, and you

can tell me if it rings true.” I explained. “Can you think of a point in your relationship when. from

a place of love and service, you wished to save

her from her suffering an took it upon yourself to

clear her mental affliction?”

“Yes, I did exactly that”, he admitted. “I thought

I could cast out the darkness and dysfunction of

the mental illness and then we would be happy together. What happened was quite the opposite.

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It seemed that the more I was taking it upon myself, the further her condition deteriorated. I felt powerless to change it. Now I keep feeling that her energy is continually attacking me.”

He began waving his hands over the top of the head, trying to release the energy by pulling it out, but nothing happened. “See now,” he said despondently, “I just cannot shake it off no matter what I try.”

“Let’s try something else,” I suggested. “There’s a principle of energy allocation, where rather than simply releasing the energy, which is what you are trying to do now, you in fact return it back to the person to whom it belongs. Her energy in your energy field is purposeless, all it does is distort your optimal state. Would you like to try that? That should correct the disharmony in your field.” “I’m willing to try anything,” he exclaimed. “I need my connection back; I want my life back.“

We invoked the principle of energy allocation. He repeated after me that he fully realised that taking on the energy of her dysfunction did not help her in any way, but only clouded his own sense of self, and that he was releasing ownership of this energy back to her, and that it be contained at the source, without affecting him any longer. Almost in an instant the entire dark blob disappeared, as if suctioned by some giant cosmic vacuum cleaner.

He sat in shock and disbelief. “It just disappeared, like that. ”he finally spoke. “After three years of trying everything and going to everyone. It’s quite unbelievable and makes perfect sense at the same time. This energy was never mine. I should have never taken it in. There was nothing I could do with it in my own body, except for hurting myself. My head feels clear; I feel my connection again, and I feel like there’s actually room to feel compassion for what happened between us.

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It’s as if a very heavy hat that I have been wearing for a long time has been lifted from my head, and there is just a little indentation left from wearing it too long”.

And right at this point our soup was served.

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St Valentine’s Day

with a conscience

Compiled by Heather McGee-Parkin

St Valentine’s day has become a true celebration of all things passionate. Cassanova (factual) and Don Juan (fictional), notorious for their illicit affairs and passionate gestures are aspired too.

illicit affairs and passionate gestures are aspired too. St Valentine’s day should be celebrated, especially in

St Valentine’s day should be celebrated, especially in these times when all we seem to hear about is economic decline and instability. Let’s give stability to what we know. Love.

St Valentine’s day is big business and as such has the potential to have substantial impact on the environment. If St Valentine’s day is an important day for you, share that extra bit of love for the environment by carefully considering what you buy.

Here is a list of Eco-Friendly Valentines ideas:

you buy. Here is a list of Eco-Friendly Valentines ideas: Self Love Drop everything, this day

Self Love

Drop everything, this day is for YOU. If there is someone else in the picture great, if not great, this day is about love and self love is truly one of the best kinds.

is about love and self love is truly one of the best kinds. Treat yourself to

Treat yourself to some luscious organic chocolates! QH’s steadfast favourites are Green and Blacks dark chocolate with cherries at http://www.greenandblacksdirect.com , Cocoa Mountain’s deliciously decadent White Organic Chocolate Marshmallow Mountain at http://www. cocoamountain.co.uk and if you are vegan there are some delectable choices to be had at http:// nicobellaorganics.com.

Fill your environment with organic flowers from your local farm shop .Treat yourself to a divine organic bubble bath complete with some organic champagne. Try the exquisite Little Box of Love from Nigel’s Eco Store www.nigelsecostore.com or the Organic Bath Company’s beautiful Rosebud Bubble Bath; the petals can be purchased from the Skin Spa at http://www.skin-spa.com and a wide variety of organic champagnes are available online.

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Earth Love Statistics from the American Greetings Corporation show that around a billion St Valentine’s

Earth Love

Statistics from the American Greetings Corporation show that around a billion St Valentine’s cards are sent each February over the globe, which makes St Valentine’s the second largest card sending day, just behind Christmas.

Unfortunately, some conventional cocoa has contributed to the fueling of wars (as in the Ivory Coast) engulfment of rain forests and the spreading of toxic pesticides.

Over 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year. St Valentine’s day is the top holiday for fresh flower purchases.

To counter-act some of these statistics, and to help make it a Green day, how about some of these ideas?

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Buy Conflict-Free Gems or Recycled Jewellery
Buy Conflict-Free
Gems or Recycled
Jewellery

Jewellery is one of the classic St Valentine’s day gifts. If you are giving the gift of diamonds some good places to browse for conflict-free gems are Green Karat or Brilliant Earth. Source precious metals and gemstones from jewellers who are certified to mine in an ecologically responsible manner.

certified to mine in an ecologically responsible manner. Adopt a Tree The Naughty Aphrodisiacal Truffle makes
Adopt a Tree The Naughty Aphrodisiacal Truffle makes a delightful Valentines present for a gourmet,
Adopt a Tree
The Naughty Aphrodisiacal Truffle makes a delightful Valentines present for a gourmet,
Francophile or anyone with a love for the countryside, plus it can produce truffles for up to fifty
years.
The Greeks and Romans believed that truffles had magical aphrodisiacal qualities. It has been
said that truffles ‘make women more tender and men more amiable’ Why not test that theory
on St Valentine’s day by adopting your loved one a Truffle Oak from Gascony (including the
opportunity to have your own truffle harvest) at http://www.truffle-tree.com/
Whether an aphrodisiac or not, the taste of the woodsy earthy notes in truffles is delicious and
a gift that will be always appreciated.
Other ‘purchase a tree’ ideas can be found at:
Rain Forest: http://www.kidssavingtherainforest.org
Woodland Trust: http://www.woodlandtrust.org
Caledonian Forest http://www.treesforlife.org.uk
Adopt a Tree for Parks http://www.oxford.gov.uk
Plant a Tree USA: http://www.plantatreeusa.com/
American Forests: http://www.americanforests.org
Adopt a Tree in Africa http://www.tree-nation.com

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Quantum HEALTH Naughty Weekend Pleasure Chest from Organic Pleasures Put a copy of Stephanie Iris Weiss

Naughty Weekend Pleasure Chest from Organic Pleasures

Put a copy of Stephanie Iris Weiss book Eco- Sex http://ecosex.net handy on the bedside table for endless tips along with a box of the irresistible aphrodisiacal organic dark chocolate Chocollissima http://www.phytobase.com/ chocollissima.htm which contains powerful Amazonian herbs believed to raise the libido.

Anoint each other with Ripple Anointing Oils www.make-ripple.com and follow it with a sensual massage using Wild Gypsy Organic Macadamia Nut Oil.

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Purchase Sexy Sizzling Sustainable Underwear

Buying sustainable underwear doesn’t mean it has to be frumpy. Check out these sexy skivvies at:

http://www.greenknickers.org

http://eberjey.com

http://www.enamore.co.uk

http://www.organiclingerie.fr

http://www.peau-ethique.com

Pick Flowers from Your Garden or Purchase Locally Grown Plants

 

If

you would like to send flowers the old

fashioned way there is a plethora fragrant organic choices to be had at http://www. organicbouquet.com or http://www. thewalledgardenatmells.co.uk

Nigel’s Eco Store www.nigelecostore.

com offers the Ultimate Flower ‘I love you gift’ with its Love in a GroBox,

a

biodegradable

a biodegradable

box to plant in the ground, designed by horticulturist Jayne Lawton containing luscious red flowers for St Valentine’s day.

Have a Bedroom Picnic

Plan a bedroom picnic full of eco-goodies with Organic Pleasures Naughty Weekend Treasure chest http://www.ukpleasuresonline.com. You can find Vegan Condoms, organic aphrodisiacs, and low-impact lingerie online.

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Have a day out: Visiting Romantic Film Sites
Have a day out: Visiting Romantic Film Sites

Visit the site of Pride and Prejudice (2005) and imagine you are Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire by occasionally whispering your favourite sayings from the film in your loved ones ear.

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Be like Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill. Arrange to meet up for your ‘first’ encounter at the The Travel Bookshop, flirt through the bookshelves, take a stroll down Portabella Market and if you are feeling exceptionally decadent follow it up with a luxurious tea at the The Ritz.

followed by a two course locally sourced dinner.

Like something a little more steamy? If in New

York, book a table for two at Katz Deli. Legendary for its scene with Meg Ryan in When Harry Met

Sally and if you are feeling really daring… we leave it to your imagination!

well,

Fancy a bit of high blue blooded living for the day? Visit the set of Brideshead Revisited at Castle Howard www.castlehoward.co.uk and wander through the Brideshead Restored exhibition; a look behind the scenes at the making of the film, though no romping on the four poster bed is allowed (not that I asked); which was such a central point to the climax of the story. To top off this St Valentine’s day indulgence, book an opulent evening of wine tasting, available complete with canapés in the gardens

If you are in Paris visit Café des Deux Moulins at Montmartre for a steamy hot chocolate; the bustling Parisian café where Amélie worked in Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain and the site of Moulin Rouge.

If you are in the South UK– visit English Heritage site Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight, the love nest of Queen Victoria and Albert for visiting hours go to http://www.english-heritage.org. uk/daysout/properties/osborne-house

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Recycle Cards and Make your Own

What better way to say ‘I love you’ than with a handmade card?

It can be personal, sentimental and funny and it doesn’t require trees to been chopped down. If you want to make the whole thing an eco-treat, use recycled cards, Ellie pooh paper http://www. elephantdungpaper.com or organic wild seed paper http://thegreenweddingshop.co.uk which can be planted later to bring forth flowers, expressing your love.

wild seed paper http://thegreenweddingshop.co.uk which can be planted later to bring forth flowers, expressing your love.

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Are your sex toys putting your health in danger?!

2011 Are your sex toys putting your health in danger?! Date, month, year – It is

Date, month, year – It is a shocking, but little- known fact that most sex toys and sexual accessories available on the market contain petroleum by-products which include many known carcinogens that can alter hormone production and it has been said can lead to fatal conditions like cancer. These harmful chemicals have been banned from children’s toys*1, but have not yet been banned from products for the adult toy industry, so a night of sexy seduction using some sex toys could in fact be putting your long-term health at risk! Not a sexy thought!

A new company, Naturally Intimate, addresses

this problem by being a one-stop-shop for intimate personal care products which are free from dangerous plastics and chemicals. The founders of Naturally Intimate have searched the globe for chemical-free (specifically phthalate- and paraben-free), organic or natural intimate products and accessories, and its newly launched collection – now available at www.

naturallyintimate.co.uk, is a comprehensive range

of safe-to-use intimate products, including those

from some of the world’s favourite brands.

Naturally Intimate offers a range of products

– including intimate toys, accessories, organic

lotions, organic massage oils, organic lubricants, books, essential oils, and organic chocolates - that ensure maximum enjoyment but importantly, which are natural, healthy and above all, safe to use. All of the intimate massagers are phthalate free and lubricants are paraben free, meaning

that those buying from Natually Intimate

– whether it be a Valentine’s gift for a loved one

or for a treat for themselves - can be rest assured that they are making a healthy and safe choice.

The Naturally Intimate team also considers that

a holistic approach to sex is vitally important. Its product range includes supplements and flower essences which can be used in a holistic and natural way to address a range of sexual issues including low libido, fatigue, feeling hormonal or menopausal, helping to enhance an exciting sex life. These products focus on stimulating and relaxing the mind to enhance the sexual experience.

Sarah Skinner, co-founder of Naturally Intimate said: “We wanted to raise the awareness of the many sexual products available which contain ingredients that can be harmful to humans and to the planet. Many people are not aware of the dangers and are therefore putting their long-term

health at risk! To make it easier for people to find

a healthy alternative, we have brought together

a range of products and supply only those which

are healthy, natural and safe to use – saving people the time and effort of researching the products themselves, and giving them valuable peace of mind.”

She continued: “We are passionate about helping people maintain the vitality in their sex life as well as educating them on how they can have

naturally sexy fun in a pure and healthy way that

is kind to their bodies and to the environment.”

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As well as offering a range of healthy products Naturally Intimate also has a number of educational articles on their site with tips on how to make your sex life more exciting and add that spice back into the bedroom. Sarah continued:

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“We want women, and men, to realise they are not alone with their sexual health problems and that there is help available. With the education part of our site, we hope to provide useful information that will help people to start to get their sex life back on track, whether through our products or with the help of their doctor”.

For further information and to buy products online please visit www.naturallyintimate.co.uk

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Romantic Dishes to Serve up on St Valentine’s Day

With the help of the Vegetarian Society, we have a couple of beautiful recipe ideas to add a bit of spice to your special evening on St Valentine’s day. Not only are these recipes highly nutritious, they are also a little bit sexy too!

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Asparagus & Baby Sweetcorn Pastry with Watercress Sauce

Ingredients

Pithiviers/Stuffed Pastry Buns:

225g/8 oz packet ready rolled puff pastry sheet 15ml/1 tbsp soya milk (for the glaze) 25g/1 oz sesame seeds

Watercress Sauce:

25g/1 oz soya margarine

3 spring onions

300ml/½ pt vegetable stock

2 bunches watercress

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Filling:

1 garlic, whole and unpeeled

100/4 oz bunch asparagus, chopped into 5cm/2in pieces

4 baby sweetcorn, chopped into

5cm/2-inch pieces 25g/1 oz soya margarine 25g/1 oz unbleached flour 180g /6 fluid oz soya milk 45ml/ 1-1/2 fluid oz vegetarian white wine 50g/2 oz ground pine nuts, roasted 2.5ml/1 tsp mustard

1 handful fresh, flat leaf parsley, chopped.

(reserve a few parsley leaves for garnish)

Method:

Watercress sauce:

1. Heat the margarine,fry the spring onions until soft.

2. Add stock and bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Add watercress, boil for 15 seconds, then remove from heat.

4. Season. Cool, then blend.

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To assemble Pithiviers/Pastry Buns:

1. Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 4/ 180C/ 350F.

2. Place the ready rolled pastry, folded, on a lightly floured board and cut out 4 rounds with a 13cm/5-inch plain cutter.

3. Place the pastry rounds on a greased baking sheet, brush with soya milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

4. Place in the oven for 15 minutes until well- risen and golden brown.

5. Set aside and keep warm.

Filling:

1. Roast the garlic in the oven for about 10 minutes, then remove them from their skins. Set aside.

2. Steam the asparagus and the sweetcorn. Set aside.

3. In a saucepan heat the margarine, sprinkle with the flour and cook the roux for 2 minutes, stirring continually.

4. Remove from the heat and add the soya milk.

5. Continue stirring.

6. Place back on the heat and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.

7. Stir in the wine, cook for a 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.

8. Mix together the pine nuts, mustard and roasted garlic and add to the sauce, beating constantly.

9. Add the parsley and the vegetables.

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10. Cut the pastry cases horizontally in half and remove the pastry inside.

11. Spoon the vegetable mixture into the pastry base and top with the pastry lids.

12. Serve the pithivier on an individual serving plate with the heated watercress sauce

13. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

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Chocolate Cherry Kirsch Hearts

L T H Issue 9 February 2011 Chocolate Cherry Kirsch Hearts Chocolate Chocolate has been used

Chocolate

Chocolate has been used to stoke the flames of passions all over the world. Its powers on the sexual appetite have led to a chocolate ban being imposed in some monasteries. This magical bean contains chemicals thought to effect neurotransmitters in the brain. Legendary bed hopper Casanova was a serious chocolate fanatic and always tucked into some before entering the boudoir.

The following recipe makes two “stacked” hearts

For the chocolate hearts:

150g/5 oz good quality plain chocolate

25g/1 oz hazelnuts, roasted and chopped

Method:

To make the chocolate hearts

Use a medium heart-shaped cutter (about 3-4 inches across) to draw 6 heart shapes on a sheet of baking parchment. Place parchment paper on a tray or baking sheet.

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.

Spoon into a piping bag and outline the hearts on the baking parchment, then fill in the heart shapes with melted chocolate.

Sprinkle chopped roasted hazelnuts over two of them and place the tray in the fridge to harden.

Ingredients for the chocolate-cherry loaf:

350g/12 oz can black cherries

60ml/4 tbsp kirsch liqueur (what is this? For US market)

5ml/1 tsp almond essence

200g/7 oz good quality plain chocolate

175g/6 oz creamed coconut, grated

100g/4 oz hard (block) vegan margarine

200g/7 oz vegan oatmeal digestive biscuits

50g/2 oz hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Method: To make the loaf hearts:

Lightly oil a 450g/1 lb loaf tin and line with baking parchment.

Drain the cherries but retain the juice, and reserve 1 tablespoon of cherries.

Put the remaining cherries in a bowl and pour over the kirsch liqueur and almond essence. Leave to marinade for 2 hours.

Melt the chocolate, creamed coconut and vegan margarine together over a gentle heat.

Roughly crush the oatmeal digestive biscuits and stir into the melted mixture with the hazelnuts.

Add the marinated cherries and any remaining liquid.

Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and lightly smooth the top.

Cover and chill for 2 hours.

Turn out and cut 4 slices, each 1cm/ one-half inch thick.

Use the cutter to cut out a heart from each.

Method: Make the stacked hearts:

Place a plain chocolate heart on a serving plate.

Top with a chocolate cherry loaf heart, repeat, then top with a nutty chocolate heart.

Use the remaining hearts to make a second stack. Chill until ready to serve.

Chop the reserved cherries and mix with a little of the reserved juice (sweeten with a little icing sugar if required).

Drizzle onto the plates around the hearts just before serving.

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All About Vitamin D

Dr. William Virtue, DDS, ND

If I had to give you a single secret

ingredient for the prevention, and in many

cases the treatment, of heart disease,

common cancers, stroke, infectious diseases

from influenza to tuberculosis, type 1 and 2

diabetes, dementia, depression, insomnia,

muscle weakness, joint pain, fibromyalgia,

osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,

osteoporosis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis,

and hypertension, it would be this: D.

Vitamin D may be the health option most

underappreciated and misunderstood by the general public. However, it can boost your health

in myriad ways, from improving preventative

health efforts to being an effective adjunct

treatment for ailments both acute and chronic, to serving as your best weapon in your anti-aging arsenal. Unlike so many other health “secrets,” this one is absolutely free and easily available, because we get most of our vitamin D from exposure to the sun. Yet, with all the health- warnings against too much sun exposure and the reality of our modern lifestyle, which keeps us mostly indoors, most of us are woefully deficient

in this essential vitamin. Medicine is finally

waking up to that fact and rallying to the call

to alert people to increase their vitamin D levels.

A low level of vitamin D has been correlated to

increased risk for many serious diseases, including multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and some kinds of cancer, including breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer, among others. There’s a simple 1-2-3 formula for upping your level of vitamin D, so let’s cover that before we get into the details

of all the benefits of vitamin D.

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A Simple Plan to Increase Your Vitamin D Level 1. Determine a sensible daily minimum
A Simple Plan to Increase Your
Vitamin D Level
1. Determine a sensible daily minimum
exposure to the sun and then get that
exposure (I’ll talk about what a
“sensible daily minimum exposure” is
later in this article)
2. Ensure you are getting enough calcium,
which is essential to your body’s using
vitamin D (conversely, vitamin D is
crucial to your body’s being able to
properly absorb calcium)
3. Supplement with quality vitamin D
capsules if you can’t make enough
vitamin D naturally through sensible sun
exposure
enough vitamin D naturally through sensible sun exposure Dr. William Virtue, DDS, ND What Is Vitamin

Dr. William Virtue, DDS, ND

What Is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin; it’s more like a hormone. The definition of a vitamin is an organic compound that is essential for health but that cannot be made by the body. The definition of a hormone is a chemical released by a cell or gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the body. Vitamin D actually acts more like a hormone than

a

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vitamin, as it is made naturally by the body

and is essential to cell function. Hormones are synthesised in the body from simple precursors and travel to distant tissues where they have

a

Since vitamin D was originally not understood as a hormone in the early days of biology and physiology, we continue to call it a vitamin.

metabolic effect that is crucial for health.

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Q u a n t u m H E A L T H Vitamin D receptors
Q u a n t u m H E A L T H Vitamin D receptors

Vitamin D receptors are everywhere in the body. It has many functions, from affecting mood to helping to prevent cancer. Let’s look at a few of these health-benefiting functions.

Vitamin D can regulate up to 2,000 different genes, control cell growth and other cellular functions, produce insulin in the pancreas, and regulate production of the hormone renin in the kidneys.

Vitamin D stimulates the production of mood- elevating serotonin, which is why vitamin D is now known to help reduce depression.

is why vitamin D is now known to help reduce depression. Adequate levels of vitamin D

Adequate levels of vitamin D can improve fertility and safeguard pregnancy.

It can help reduce inflammation, bolster the immune system, and protect against infectious diseases such as flu and tuberculosis.

An adequate level of vitamin D may help guard against obesity. Fat cells have vitamin D receptors, but vitamin D can get trapped in the fat cells and essentially become unavailable for use by the body. (In fact, the more overweight you are, the greater your chance for being deficient in vitamin D.) It also works in the complex metabolic processes that help to control appetite: when you have had enough to eat, fat cells secrete a hormone called leptin that sends the “full” signal to your brain and so allows you to push away from the table. A lack of vitamin D will interfere with this appetite-suppressing hormone.

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Along with calcium, vitamin D helps prevent

osteoporosis and improves overall bone health.

It helps the body absorb calcium, which is

why vitamin D should be taken with calcium supplements.

It can help alleviate symptoms of or provide

treatment for skin disorders, such as psoriasis.

Vitamin D may help reduce the risk of strokes and dementia, boost memory, and support muscle strength. It is known as a premier anti-aging hormone/vitamin.

Vitamin D affects the development process

of cancer. If a cell begins to lose control of its

own growth cycle, as cancer cells do, and is on

the path to becoming a malignant cancer cell, activated vitamin D can come to the rescue by either turning on genes to control cell growth

or inducing apoptosis (cell death). If the tumor takes hold and begins to grow, active vitamin

D has one more trick up its sleeve: it prevents

blood vessels from forming to supply nutrition

to the cancer cells they need to survive. Once the

malignant process begins, unfortunately, cancer cleverly develops systems to become resistant to beneficial effect of the active form of vitamin D.

Survival rates for people with cancer also have been correlated to their blood level of vitamin D, with those with adequate or high levels surviving the longest on average. For example, Dr. Esther John estimates, based on the meticulous analysis of breast cancer statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, that increased sun exposure alone could potentially reduce the incidence and death rate of breast cancer in the United States by 35 percent to 75 percent. She reports that the incidence of new breast cancer cases might be reduced by 70,000 to 150,000 each year if women were raiseed their level of vitamin D to recommended or higher levels. Dr. Kimmie Ng, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, reported in an article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2008, that high blood levels of vitamin D increased colon cancer patients’ survival rate by 48 percent.

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I’ve been using the generic term “vitamin D,” but there is an important distinction to make. The

type of vitamin D that counts is called 25-vitamin D, which is then turned into an activated form

of vitamin D that your body uses. Essentially,

the process goes like this: vitamin D is made

by the skin as it absorbs sunlight, and the liver then creates 25-vitamin D, which the kidneys then convert into “activated vitamin D,” which

is sent through the bloodstream to the body at

large. While it was once thought that only the

liver and kidneys were the primary organs for the manufacture and delivery of activated vitamin D, we now know that it is made by organs and glands throughout the body, especially the lungs, brain and skin. For example, brain cells convert 25-vitamin D into activated vitamin

D and use it on the spot. After it performs its

important functions in brain and other types of

cells throughout the body, the activated vitamin

D essentially destroys itself so that it cannot leave

these cells and enter the bloodstream to create an overabundance of active vitamin D, which could be toxic. (It is extremely difficult to make too much 25-vitamin D or too take too much vitamin D via supplementation; however, toxicity can occur at very high levels. Also, there is a recommended range that I will talk about later and to exceed this range is not normally “better” or “healthier.”)

Let’s turn now to how you can know if you have an adequate blood level of vitamin D and what you can do to boost your level if it is low.

Do You Need More Vitamin D?

We don’t get much vitamin D through our diet.

It is primarily found naturally only in oily fish and mushrooms. However, many foods today are fortified with vitamin D, including milk, orange juice, yogurt, some cheeses, and some cereals. Our primary source is UVB radiation from the sun. Our skin, the largest organ in our body, absorbs

sunlight and converts it to vitamin D. In the past, when most people worked out of doors, vitamin

D deficiency may not have been a problem. In

the past, deficiencies mostly showed up as a bone disease, primarily in children, called rickets, which was often treated by exposing the child

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to the sun. Today, with our aversion to being

out in the sun and our indoor lifestyles, vitamin

D deficiencies or insufficiencies are rampant. In

fact, it is considered not only the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, but also the most common medical condition, affecting at least one billion people. Here are some of the startling facts based on vitamin D research:

Between 50 percent and 100 percent of children living in Europe and the United States are at high risk of being vitamin D deficient.

There has been a 22 percent reduction in vitamin

D levels in the general U.S. population in the past

decade. Three out of every four Americans are deficient in vitamin D, up from one out of two Americans only twenty years ago.

Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Colorado revealed that 70 percent of whites, 90 percent of Hispanics, and 97 percent of blacks in the United States have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D. The darker your skin, the harder it is to make vitamin D, because melanin, your skin’s pigment that gives it color, acts as a natural sunscreen.

Even people who have greater sun exposure, such as those who live near the equator (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, India, Australia, Brazil, or Mexico, for example) can be vitamin D deficient. It has been estimated that between 30 percent and 80 percent of children and adults living near the equator are vitamin D deficient or insufficient.

The older you are, the harder it becomes to synthesise enough vitamin D. A 70-year-old has only a quarter of the vitamin D-making capacity that a 20-year-old has.

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The half-life of 25-vitamin D in your blood circulation is two to three weeks. Thus, one sensible “dose” of sun exposure lasts you for only about one to two weeks. Vitamin D is fat soluble, so it can be stored for release later, but since we tend to not get much sun exposure during the winter months, this is the season when we are likely to have the least vitamin D in our system. Ironically, this is also the season of highest risk for

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Q u a n t u m H E A L T H flu and other

flu and other ailments, and our susceptibility may be related to our lower levels of vitamin D.

The most reliable way to check your level is through a blood test for 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3. (Sometimes the test is for the activated form, 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D. However, studies have

shown that this form of vitamin D does not show

a deficiency until the 25-D level has dropped to

seriously low levels, so this is not the standard way to test your vitamin D level.) The level can be indicated two different ways, by nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or by nanomole per liter (nmol/ L), with the ng/mL method being most common in the U.S. and elsewhere.

ng/mL method being most common in the U.S. and elsewhere. Below are the accepted standards by

Below are the accepted standards by which you can read your blood test result:

• Less than 20 ng/mL: Deficiency (considered a serious risk to health)

• 21-29 ng/mL: Insufficency

• 30-60 ng/mL: Ideal range (note that 30- 100 ng/mL is considered in the desirable range, although standards can vary from doctor to doctor, with some saying that 40 ng/mL is the minimum blood level for good health)

• Over 150 ng/mL: Intoxication (too high a level, which can be toxic)

Raise Your Vitamin D Level

If you are in the deficient or insufficient range

for vitamin D3 blood levels, your physician may put you on very high doses of vitamin D for a short period of time (for example, 50,000 IUs

a week for eight weeks) to get your blood level

up. Supplements normally are measured in “IUs,” which stands for “international units.” The recommended dosage for supplementation varies from government recommendations to individual physicians, so there is a lot of confusing information out there. What your particular needs are will depend on many factors, starting with your current blood level of 25-vitamin. However, an average standard is that most people need to be taking at least 1,000 IUs per day.

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(For every 100 IU of vitamin D you ingest through

a supplement, your blood level of 25-vitamin D

increases by 1 nanogram per milliliter.) Increased

sun exposure is the ideal way to raise your vitamin

D level, but getting enough can be difficult

depending on your geographic location, skin colour, and other factors, such as the pollution levels found in urban areas, as ozone pollution is correlated to lower levels of vitamin D. Ideally, we all should be exposing our skin, particularly our arms and legs, to the sun on a regular basis.

To determine how much sun exposure you generally need, follow these simple rules of thumb:

To determine how much sun exposure you generally need, follow these simple rules of thumb:

1. Estimate how long it takes in the

particular conditions in which you will be sunning yourself for you to get a mild pinkness to your skin.

2. Then, without applying sunscreen,

your arms and legs for about 25 percent to 50 percent of that length of time, two or three times per week. (I have calculated that this amount of sun exposure two to three days a week enables the body to make enough vitamin D to stay healthy.)

3. If you are going to remain out of doors

after getting this amount of sun exposure, protect your skin by applying a broad- spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, and preferably SPF 30.

sun exposure, protect your skin by applying a broad- spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at

Many people resist sunning themselves because medicine and the media have drilled it into our heads that sun overexposure can increase our risk of skin cancer, especially melanoma. The key word here is “overexposure.” The culprit for most skin problems, aging effects, and negative health effects of sun exposure is sunburn. The fact is that there is no credible scientific evidence that regular, moderate sun exposure causes melanoma. In fact, most melanomas occur on parts of the body that receive little or no sun exposure, suggesting that genetics plays a much more important role in the development of this

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skin cancer, and perhaps others as well, than does regular, moderate sun exposure. Contrary to what you may have heard in the popular media, if you get regular, moderate sun exposure, you have less chance of developing malignant melanoma. New research shows that melanoma is more prevalent in low-intensity sun latitudes of Europe and North America than in the high-intensity sun latitudes nearer the equator, which again suggests that regular sun exposure may actually prevent melanoma. At the very least, moderate sun exposure will not increase the risk of melanoma in people not predisposed genetically.

Even more surprising, sunscreen may contribute to skin cancer rates. Originally, sunscreens prevented the penetration of UBV rays, but not UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply. We now suspect that it is the UVA rays that are more highly correlated to skin cancer. Most of today’s sunscreens now screen out UVA rays. However excessive use of sunscreen can prevent your body from making the vitamin D it needs. The new medical wisdom is that if you avoid getting sunburned, the health benefits of sun exposure will far outweigh the possible dangers.

Since many of us living in northern climes can have a difficult time getting the kind of regular sun exposure we need to make adequate amounts of vitamin D naturally, especially in the winter months, we will probably need to take vitamin D supplements. As I said, how much you may need to supplement is unique to your geographic region, health situation and current vitamin D blood level. However, no matter where you live or what your current health status, one of the best courses of action you can take as part of your preventative health plan is to consult your doctor or primary healthcare professional about getting a 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 blood test (you should fast for at least four hours before having this test). Knowledge is power, and by knowing your vitamin D blood level you can make easy changes if it is low, such as taking corrective action through sensible, moderate sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation.

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Dr William Virtue, of North Carolina (USA), is a certified naturopathic physician and biocompatible dentist. He is an active member of the Pankey Alumni and Triple Plus Club, and is an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). He teaches biocompatible dentistry to the members of the IAOMT and is the mentor chairman and administrative vice president of the IAOMT. His website is www.dentalvirtue.com.

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Did You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions?

by Sasha Allenby

A s you enter February, are you finding that your New Year’s resolutions, made with the best of intentions, are starting to slip

away? If so, then you are not alone. There are a whole host of reasons why New Year’s resolutions don’t work. When we start to explore them, we are really looking at the deeper issues of why it is so challenging for us to transform and how we can effect deep personal change in ourselves.

All over the Internet you can find studies on the success rates for New Year’s resolutions, which highlight the underlying challenges of personal transformation. In a study carried out by the University of Hertfordshire, for example,

researchers followed 2,000 people who made a two-week resolution and found that those who relied solely on their own willpower failed even before the half-way stage—only 26 per cent of those who relied on willpower managed to keep to their goal.

So how do we make our New Year’s resolutions last? How do we effect transformation on a deep, personal level? Just lately I have started to recognise that there are three types of change and that we need to be coming from the right place in order to create lasting transformations. The difference to our success is whether we make the choice to change with our heads and egos,

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which is mechanical, or if we make a heartfelt change. (The third type of change is the one that is thrust upon us when our life circumstances change, but we won’t explore that one here.)

So, let’s look at the difference between mechanical change and heartfelt change. The language of mechanical or ego-based change is “should” and “must”. It comes from our heads and not our hearts. It is results orientated (it’s OK to want end results, but when they are your primary focus it can become a problem, drowning out the joy of the journey). Ego-based results are driven by how we think our life will be when we reach our goal. There’s often a sense that something is missing in our lives now or we are not good enough. Most change in the Western world is mechanistic and ego-based.

Then there is heartfelt change. The language of heartfelt change is “This feels right for me now” and “I’m ready for this.” It comes from our hearts and not our heads. Heartfelt change is about the journey, and not the end result. With this type of change, we love ourselves where we are now, but want to go on a journey of self-discovery all the same. We are complete, but this change will enrich our lives.

Another aspect to making lasting change is to consider if you are in the right vibration to create transformation in your life. Esther Hicks and Jerry Abraham have formulated an emotional scale, where the highest vibrational emotions such as love and joy are at the top of the scale, and the lowest vibrational emotions, such as depression, are at the bottom. There are 23 points on the scale, with an inverse relationship:

the lower the number on the scale, the higher the vibrational quality of that emotion. The ideal is to remain in the group from one to seven as much as possible—all of these emotions are of the highest vibration and are what we might label ‘positive emotions’. So let’s see where some of the emotions associated with heartfelt change are on this vibrational scale. Notice that the higher vibrations are heart-based and the lower vibrations are ego-based.

Faith is at 3, enthusiasm at 5, belief is at 6, and empowerment and courage at 7. These are the emotional states that we need to be in to create

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transformation. However, if we start to look at some of the ego-based emotional states that many people come from when they try to create change, you can see where the problem lies. Boredom, discontentment and desire are at 9 on the scale, pessimism is at 10, frustration and impatience are at 11, doubt and scepticism at 14 and greed is at 17. Whilst right down at the bottom of the scale we have being stuck at 19, guilt at 20, jealousy, competition and envy at 21 and insecurity and shame at 22.

There are certain techniques that can accelerate your ability to transform, clear the negative energy around being stuck, and change your vibrational state. Called Energy Psychology techniques, they enable you to quickly create shifts in your mind and body simultaneously, so that you are able to create lasting change in your life. You may have come across some of these techniques, and some of the most well known are Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Thought Field Therapy (TFT) and Matrix Reimprinting. They involve tapping on meridian points on the body (the same points used in acupuncture), while simultaneously engaging the brain in a specific manner. They enable you to rewrite the programmes of the subconscious so you do not repeat the same patterns over and over again. These techniques can be used for any type of problem or issue to resolve the underlying issues that are driving a particular behaviour.

The key is that if you have been trying to make a change without addressing underlying subconscious programmes, then this is probably why you may have not have been successful over the long term. You need to first ensure that the change that you want to make is heartfelt, and then clear any subconscious blockages you have to transformation before you can move forward. So if you have not been successful in your New Year’s resolutions so far, maybe it’s time to try some of the new tools and techniques that can affect you on a subconscious level. Then you’ll have a better chance of successfully transforming.

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WHY DOES E=MC 2 ?

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What does E=mc 2 actually mean? In this groundbreaking book, professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw journey to the frontier of twenty-first-century science to unpack Einstein’s famous equation.

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INCREDIBLE YOU:

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF YOUR BELIEFS AND INTENTIONS TO ACHIEVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

By Chris Walton, MSw

TO ACHIEVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE By Chris Walton, MSw If the Law of Attraction isn’t working

If the Law of Attraction isn’t working for you or if you aren’t satisfied with the way your life looks, then Chris Walton, a change performance psychologist, has a programme to help.

In Incredible You, Walton reveals why most of us aren’t living up to our full potential and how we can. He spends the first part of the book providing the latest science explaining the two aspects of the mind—the subconscious and conscious—and what happens when our two minds are in conflict. Basically, the subconscious directs the conscious mind, often in ways we are not even aware of, based on our belief systems. The problem is that we develop most

of our belief systems in childhood, and we are still trying to use them as adults. Then we wonder why our life isn’t working the way we’d like it to. Until we are able to change the outdated, and usually self- sabotaging, core beliefs we hold in our subconscious, we can’t experience lasting change, at least not without expending enormous amounts of energy and willpower. While readers may be itching to get to the techniques for change that come later in the book, the case studies, research, and anecdotes Walton provides first are compelling. This definitely is not stodgy, dry science or psychology, and parts of this explanatory material are absolutely reading.

So how do you change? Walton has developed techniques—called belief-change techniques—that take only minutes but that can reshape your life over the long term. He spends the last part of the book detailing them. Many of them require that you work with a partner, yet they are worth doing, as they quickly and easily help you to uncover unwanted belief systems and change them. He provides excellent photographs with the directions to make learning the techniques simple.

If you are serious about finding out what you really believe and how you can make lasting changes to achieve your full potential, this book deserves to be at the top of your list.

THE SOULMATE SECRET:

MANIFEST THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE WITH THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

By Arielle Ford

Have you ever wondered what it takes to find the love of your life? Is it your dream to find a life-partner who will love, cherish and adore you? The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction will show you how to take control of your romantic destiny. Arielle Ford knows that finding true love is possible for anyone at any age if you’re willing to prepare yourself, on all levels, to become a magnet for love. Arielle used the techniques in this book to bring her soulmate, Brian Hilliard, into her life at age forty-four. They were engaged three weeks later. Now together for more than ten years, her techniques have worked for men and women from 18 to 85 years of age.

This ancient formula reveals that our universe

is set up to deliver the people and things into our lives that are consistent with our personal belief system. If you don’t believe you will ever find the One, then guess what? You probably won’t. If, however, you learn to believe that the One is not only out there but is also looking for you, then true love can be yours.

This step-by-step guide will reveal how to heal your heart of anything that might prevent you from manifesting your soulmate as well as how to prepare your body, mind, spirit and home. By following the techniques, prayers, rituals, projects, and feelingizations in The Soulmate Secret, BIG LOVE can be yours!

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FIRE UP YOUR BODY AND TURN IT INTO A HUNK OF BURNING LOVE WITH STEVEN LEIGH’S KUNG YOGA DVD SERIES.

Kung Yoga: is the fusion of Classical Yoga and Spiritual Martial Arts to open up energy channels in the body through various movements, poses, correct body alignment, and breathing. It is structured around the 5 elements of earth, water, fire, wind, and the void with special unique music.

Martial Arts and Yoga may appear to be at opposite ends. One is the “art of killing”, the other, the practice of healing. But in both forms, the higher levels of training are about opening up and developing one’s internal energy for health and a better quality of longer life. Steven’s journey has brought him back to his traditional kungfu roots and classic yoga that’s been around for a very long time. He’s fused these two seemingly dichotomous forces in a simple way to tap into your inner power. Along the way you get a great workout, increasing your strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility.

DVD 1 IGNITION SEQUENCE Set on Ibiza, Steven Leigh gently introduces one into the world of Kung Yoga. The movements are clear and concise; Leigh’s focus is on holding the correct postures and creating the best positions for energy flow.

DVD 2 LAUNCH YOGA The second part of the Kung Yoga DVD series. The pace comes up a notch as the blood starts flowing. Moderate pace, leaves one feeling energised.

DVD3 CARDIO Set in the grounds of a beautiful Ibizan Villa; Leigh increases his pace. The feel is very organic and though it has a faster flow, it is short enough (25 minutes) to maintain the pace without worrying about having to reserve energy.

QH Comments:

These DVDs are so well taught that often you ease into difficult positions before you are even aware that you are in full pose. The body is noticeably more relaxed and feels more ‘aligned’. Leaves one wanting to try more.

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THE SHADOW EFFECT INTERACTIVE 2-DVD SET

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An Interactive Movie Experience Featuring:

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Be uplifted by the power that is hidden beneath the surface of your conscious mind. Take this emotionally gripping, visually compelling journey into your mysterious shadow self—the hiding place for your most disliked thoughts, emotions, and impulses—and discover how by embracing your worst fears, you can step into your greatest self. Be transformed by Debbie Ford, the #1 New

York Times best-selling author and internationally acclaimed expert on the human shadow, as well as some of the most brilliant and evolutionary thinkers of the 21st century. Be inspired to uncover the wisdom in your wounds, the blessings in your misfortunes, and the gifts that are waiting to be claimed where you may least

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In this groundbreaking and revolutionary interactive movie experience, be guided through eight transformational exercises to uncover, own, and embrace what has been hidden in the dark—keeping you from stepping into your greatest dream.

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Events of Interest for 2011

Be inspired by fellow explorers at the frontiers of transformative knowledge! There are few endeavors more satisfying than immersing yourself in emerging science, spending time with brilliant and imaginative thinkers and activists, and expanding your horizons in ways that can facilitate positive change in your life and in the world at large.

positive change in your life and in the world at large. Check out our sampling of

Check out our sampling of conferences, seminars and festivals, both academic and general, from around the world. Our list focuses on health and healing, emerging science, integrative medicine, energy psychology, the environment, and peace. Only those conferences scheduled for March or later are included, since by the time you get this issue it may be too late to register for earlier conferences. Quantum Health is not associated with any of the conferences or conference organizers listed below. We neither endorse nor profit from any of these causes or organizations.

March 4-6, 2011 Integrative Healthcare Symposium, New York City, New York

Major symposium covering all aspects of Integrative health including women’s health, environmental health, Ayurveda, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, and more. Info at http://www.ihsymposium.com/

naturopathy, and more. Info at http://www.ihsymposium.com/ April 6-10, 2011 iMosaic: Integrative Medicine Offering

April 6-10, 2011 iMosaic: Integrative Medicine Offering Science-based Alternatives in Collaboration, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The first annual meeting of conventional, integrative and alternative medical professionals to explore collaborative approaches to healthcare. Major sponsors are the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, American College for Advancement in Medicine, American Holistic Medical Association and the International College of Integrative medicine. Info at http://www. imosaicconference.com/

April 16-17, 2011 Global Health and Innovation/Unite for Sight Conference, New Haven, Connecticut

Annual conference for “changemakers” and health care professionals of all kinds to provide leading-thought ideas for global health, international development and social entrepreneuriship. Decribed as a “global crossroads” conference for discussing innovative ideas for world health initiatives. Info at http:// www.uniteforsight.org/conference/

April 23-26, 2011 Findhorn Foundation Easter Conference: “Conscious Medicine,” Scotland

The focus of this four-day conference is how thoughts and perceptions impact the body and health. Subjects include healing the light body, Matrix Re-Imprinting, neuro-linguistic programming, mindfulness in medicine, the wounded healer, working as a holistic doctor, meditation, yoga and more. Speakers include Arielle Essex, Karl Dawson, Stephanie Mines, and Gill Edwards.

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May 2-8, 2011 Toward a Science of Consciousness:

Mind, Brain, Reality, Stockholm, Sweden

This is one of the year’s major interdisciplinary science conferences devoted to exploring conscious awareness, biology, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, altered states, end-of-life experiences, machine consciousness and more. Presenters include Sir Roger Penrose, Stuart Hameroff, Deepak Chopra, JohnJoe MacFadden, David McCormick, Leonard Mlodinow, Pim Van Lommel. Info at http://www.consciousness. arizona.edu/

June 3-5, 2011 Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), Reston, Virginia

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